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Current Exhibitions

War Paint: Shaun Chosa,  January 20 - April 12, John Steffl Gallery

Andy Messerschmidt, February 14-April 12, Corridor Gallery

Emerging Photographers, March 9-29, SLC Depot Great Hall

Sharon Dawson, January-March, Mayor's Reception Room, Duluth City Hall

Our Neighbors, Exhibiting Artists from BAM, January-March, City Hall Rotunda

Youth Art Month, March 1-31, Whole Foods Co-op Denfeld

Upcoming Exhibitions

Odysseus & Penelope: The Long Journey: Kari Halker-Saathoff, March 30-July, George Morrison Gallery

Reveal: Emily Stokes, April-August, John Steffl Gallery

Sisterhood: Sue Rauschenfels, April-July, Corridor Gallery

A message about COVID-19:

The Duluth Art Institute is thinking of you and sending you love during this unprecedented time. We believe in the importance of collaboration, goodwill, and support as we work together to preserve the health and well-being of the DAI community during this unsettled time. It is critical that we maintain an environment that is built on respect and free from discrimination and harassment and that we continue to treat one another, and all members of our community, with sensitivity and understanding.

Cultural workers are hard it during this challenging time and we are jumping into find ways to connect with community.    

COMMUNITY CARE (as compiled by the Department of Transformation)

  • Ideas

    • Take your artistic practice online. Check out a few examples like: Lunchtime doodle dates

    • Organize a digital poetry reading or digital house concert with area poets and / or musicians. Make sure to set up a digital tip jar or other way to donate / support your local artists! 

    • Think about simple, creative ways you can support parents during school closure, like these examples: reading kids books on twitter or offering simple kids’ art projects online. 

    • Use your awesome design skills to start a hyper-local online resource, like this example from Palouse, WA: Palouse Hotline

  • Resources

  • THE DAI is working remotely and postponing our public events. We are here (virtually) if you want to chat or swap stories over a cup of coffee. Find us on ZOOM and email. 

Class Changes

  • All Ceramic classes are being postponed.
  • Darren Houser Print Making class March 18 is rescheduled for April 1 and April 15
  • BAM-The March 24 class is canceled. The March 31st class is rescheduled TBD. Participants can pick up art supplies to accommodate online classes.
  • David Becker Workshop March 26,27, 28 is rescheduled for May 7,8 and 9.

 Event Changes

  • Artists Talk March 17- WATCH FOR AN ONLINE ARTIST TALK
  • April 18 Family Day is to be determined.  
  • Earth Day Market April 25- Being Postponed.
  • The Duluth Fiber and Handcrafter’s Guild Rummage Sale on April 4 is canceled. A future date has not been determined.

 Studio Updates

  • Open Studio March 17 and 24 is canceled. We will keep you updated about open studio access for March 31 
  • Open Paint is canceled March 26 and April 2
  • The DAI photo darkroom, fiber studio, print studio and photography studio are closed for the next two weeks, opening March 30. No study groups or open studio are available at the DAI Depot location or the Lincoln Park Building. Check your email and our website for updates.
  • The ceramic studio is closed until April 10.  
  • The Lincoln Park Building is CLOSED until April 10.


    For the time being, the DAI will only accept credit card payments for classes and rent payments. If you need assistance please contact Genevieve at ghircock@duluthartinstitute.org.

    To keep you engaged, check out our newest gallery installations at the DAI Depot via Instagram and Facebook. 

    The Saint Louis County Depot is closed until further notice.

    The LINCOLN PARK BUILDING is closed until April 10

    Please check your email and here for updates.

    Additional Resources for Artists:

    This page is an evolving list of resources for information, exchange, and support in this time. Accuracy at any given point cannot be guaranteed as this is a fast-moving and evolving situation: https://springboardforthearts.org/coronavirus/


    UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS- may need to be a business-this is fluid


    GRANTS & LOANS FOR ARTISTS (as compiled by the Department of Transformation)

    CERF+ Emergency Relief Fund 

    Rauschenberg Emergency Grant

    Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

    Authors League Fund

    PEN American Writers’ Emergency Fund

    NYFA Emergency Grants List

    Actors Fund Entertainment Assistance Program

    The Blues Foundation HART Fund

    Musicians Foundation

    Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program

    Disaster Resilience for Northern California Grantmakers

    Otto Bremer Emergency Fund

    Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES (as compiled by the Department of Transformation)

    Hyperallergic Daily Report of How Coronavirus Is Affecting the Art World

    Preparing Your Organization for Coronavirus Outbreak Webinar

    Coronavirus Preparedness for Theatres

    coronavirus: Wisdom from a Social Justice Lens - podcast and resource list by Healing Justice 

    Caring Across Distance: Some Things to Consider Before Movement Gatherings During COVID-19 by Maryse Mitchell-Brody (viawww.healingjustice.org)

    Social Justice at a Time of Social Distancing by Kenneth Bailey and Lori Lobenstine

    Compassionate Curation in the TIme of Coronavirus by Divya Victor

    Treating Yellow Peril: Resources to Address Coronavirus Racism by Jason Oliver Chang

    Wash Your Hands poem by Dori Midnight

    Flattening the Curve: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update and Thorough Guidance Compiled byJulie McMurry, MPH

    Demands From Grassroots Organizers Regarding COVID-19 Compiled by Kelly Hayes

    Decolonizing Community Care in Response to COVID-19 by Jade Begay, NDN Collective


    The Armory Show: https://www.artsy.net/the-armory-show-2020?utm_medium=email&utm_source=19748654-03-18-20&utm_campaign=covid19

    Art central 2020: https://www.artsy.net/art-central-2020?utm_medium=email&utm_source=19748654-03-18-20&utm_campaign=covid19

    Art Basel Online Viewing Rooms: https://www.artbasel.com/viewing-rooms?utm_medium=email&utm_source=19748654-03-18-20&utm_campaign=covid19

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-metropolitan-museum-of-art

    The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/stiftung-bauhaus-dessau

    The Musee d'Orsay: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/musee-dorsay-paris

    The Guggenheim: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/solomon-r-guggenheim-museum

    The Palace of Versailles: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/palace-of-versailles

    The Uffizi Gallery: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/uffizi-gallery

    The La Galleria Nazionale: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/La-Galleria-Nazionale

    The Van Gogh Museum: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/van-gogh-museum

    The J. Paul Getty Museum: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-j-paul-getty-museum


    Christina Woods

    DAI Executive Director

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