Weekend Arts Roundup: Museums

International Pop show at the Walker
A portrait of President John F. Kennedy by Italian artist Sergio Lombardo shows the power of an immediately recognizable image from popular culture (Enamel on canvas 1962/1963, Sergio Lombardo, Collection Fondazione Mudima, Milan). (Euan Kerr | MPR News)
Weekend Arts Roundup: Museums Aplenty
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MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about some very good museum shows happening right now. "I could've waited till May, which is National Museum Month," Marianne says, "but I like to go rogue, just do things a little different."

More importantly, Marianne notes that some of these exhibits won't be open if you wait until Museum Month to see them.

Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison — George Morrison is a Native Ameircan modernist painter and sculptor. He's known for his intricate totems and his rich, color paintings. Many of Morrison's works are on display at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul until April 26. (See Cathy Wurzer's story on the art of George Morrison.)

International Pop — At the Walker Art Center, the International Pop show features pop art as embraced by people in other countries and their reactions to the works — sometimes rather wryly to the whole notion of American pop. (See Euan Kerr's story about this show.)

The Habsburgs — This major exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts features many masterpieces and luxurious items collected by the historic Habsburg emperors of Austria. Also on offer is the 100 Years of Photography show, which includes photographs from every year of the MIA's existence. (See Cathy Wurzer's story about this exhibit.)

Marianne Combs joins The Current's Morning Show for the Weekend Arts Roundup every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Read all the latest arts news from MPR News.

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