VISIT THE DULUTH ART INSTITUTE
The Depot location is temporarily closed until February 1.
Please enjoy our exhibitions here and on the Smartify app.
Clay Artists at the Duluth Art Institute
John Steffl Gallery
The Visual Voice of Autism
Harrison Halker Heinks
George Morrison Gallery
Depot Performing Arts Wing
Youth Art Month 2020/2021
A message from the Executive Director—
“Humanity forges a new path.” “Space still is the new frontier.” “A new-found affinity for masks, they aren’t just for masquerades anymore.” “Zoom is not just a riff from ‘Pitch Perfect.’”
I have lists and lists of these headline leads for 2020. Honestly, though, I’m through with looking back. It is time to look forward. As we do, we see the opportunity to create a more equitable and empathetic experience through the arts. That is why we are “thinking bigger” (mantra from my time with Famous Dave). Inspiration is everywhere. And we are utilizing inspiration to think bigger (and actually better).
In the months to come, you will see:
The great Grace Lee Bogs once said, “Revolution is EVOLUTION towards something much grander in terms of what it means to be a human being.” Isn’t that the truth! We hope revolution leads you to new places and perspectives within your future. This journey is ours together and we sure hope to hear what has changed, where you’ve grown and what is now most important.
Please consider helping us prepare for what you need in the “after time” of the pandemic keeping our physical doors closed. The power of the visual arts and art education is in fueling evolution, connecting us to heal, and learning new ways of being. Help us think bigger by participating in our member survey in the coming weeks and with a financial gift.
Your gift will go directly towards:
If you prefer to give to our endowment, please memo that on your donation.
Your survey answers will guide our strategic plan for 2021-2023 by:
We can’t wait until we are all back together again! Even in the midst of the pandemic, we will continue keep our doors “open” and deliver access to exhibitions and classes by following restrictions, using the app Smartify, and through a stronger web presence.
Duluth Art Institute Executive Director