Traditional Japanese Garments Merge with Unusual Natural Materials in New Exhibition

From now through 11 September, the Minneapolis Institute of Art will showcase Dressed by Nature: Textiles of Japan, an exhibition that features over 120 Japanese textiles crafted from unexpected natural materials like banana leaf, nettle, hemp and even fish skin. “Exhibitions on the dress of Japan always focus on the silk kimono and clothes worn by the aristocracy,” curator Andreas Marks tells The Art Newspaper. “Dressed …

Dua Saleh: body cast

Sudanese-American recording artist Dua Saleh says “body cast” was “intended for a project in the future, but I can’t wait that long with what is happening in my city of Minneapolis.” The Minnesota-based artist recorded her emotional, oftentimes haunting single in response to police brutality and violence and will donate 100% of the proceeds from the track to the Black Visions Collective. The accompanying video …

Minneapolis’ Renovated Hotel Emery

Mid-century accents and thoughtful amenities add to the city's lively downtown destination

Located within the historic Midland Bank building in Minneapolis, the Hotel Emery (part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection) assumes all 10 floors, turning what was once known as Hotel Minneapolis into a destination drenched in mid-century modern inspired design. A recent hefty renovation of the 229-room hotel resulted in an expansive gym and vast lobby, a restaurant and coffee stand. Additionally a retail activation called The …