Museums and galleries in Minneapolis and St. Paul are offering great exhibits throughout 2012. From plein air to modern to contemporary, there’s something for everyone’s taste. Here’s a short list of some major events happening this month.
► Resident Artists VIII: In Process at Altered Esthetics, January 5-26
► 1st Annual Lowertown Art Show at AZ Gallery& the Black Dog Café through January 15
► “World Beats: Global Contemporary Art” at the Minnesota Institute of Arts, Gallery 276, through July 15, 2012
► “Two Sides of the Modern: Maverix ReMix” at the Minnesota Institute of Arts, Galleries 360 and 361, through February 19, 2012
► “The Art and Archaeology of the Scythians” lecture and discussion with Professor Matthew Canepa at The Museum of Russian Art, January 28.
► Lowertown First Fridays—the monthly art walk on the first Friday of each month, 6 to 9 pm. Five artists’ buildings in Lowertown – Tilsner, Jax, Lowertown Lofts, Northwestern Building and the Northern Warehouse, are participating in a monthly open studios
► Northrup King Building—open studios on the first Thursday of every month, from 5 to 9 pm.