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Earth: Clay + Science


CLAY: AN EARTH MATERIAL: Artist Dan Paulson + Associate Professor of Geology Dr. Andrew Breckenridge
Thursday, March 9, 6 – 7:30 p.m., DAI Galleries, Duluth Depot

POLLINATORS & POP-UP PICNIC: Artist Anna Metcalfe + Dan Schutte, landscaping company owner
Thursday, April 6, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Great Room of the DAI Lincoln Center for Arts Education

WATER: Artist Kimberlee Roth + Ecologist Tom Hollenhorst
Thursday, May 25, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Great Room of the DAI Lincoln Center for Arts Education

The Duluth Art Institute presents a series of three Thursday evening conversations, “Earth: Clay + Science,” that explores interconnections in ceramics and earth science. The series is organized by ceramic and mixed media artist Maria Brown and is managed by DAI Exhibitions Director Catherine Meier. The series is free and open to the public.


Saturday Morning Art Films



Saturday Mornings, 10 AM
Free @ Zinema 2 - 222 E Superior St.

The tradition continues! Spend the depths of winter with a Saturday morning art film series, and discover fascinating details about artists or art movements. There will be time for discussion after each screening.

•    Feb. 25: Frida (with Dr. Jamie Ratliff, assistant professor of Art History, University of Minnesota-Duluth)
•    March 4: Pollock (with Dr. Nathan Carroll, associate professor, department of communication, Theatre and Art, College of St. Scholastica)
•    March 11: Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (with Wanda Pearcy, assistant professor of Art & Design, University of Minnesota-Duluth)
•    March 18: Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (with Terresa Hardaway, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Minnesota-Duluth)
•    March 25: Downtown 81
•    April 1: American Splendor (with David Beard, associate professor of Rhetoric, Scientific and Technical Communication, University of Minnesota-Duluth)
•    April 8: Exit Through the Gift Shop (with Prøve Collective Member Taylor Kline)
•    April 15: Pussy Riot: The Movement (with Dr. Jamie Ratliff, assistant professor of Art History, University of Minnesota-Duluth)

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Art Reading Group

Mondays at 5:30 PM, Feb. 27, March 27, and April 17
Free @ DAI Galleries - 506 W Michigan St.

Per the initiative of a new member, the DAI launches a new Artist Reading Group! The first meeting featured “The View From the Studio Door” by Ted Orland. March 27 will feature "Tapestries of Hope, Threads of Love: The Arpillera Movement in Chile, 1974-1994" by Marjorie Agosin. The April 17 session will cover "Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists" by Sharon Louden.


Empty Bowl Programs

Glaze it! Empty Bowl Glaze-a-thon

Saturday March 18, 10 AM - 4 PM
Experienced glazer? Join our Glaze-a-Thon at the Duluth Art Institute’s Lincoln Building!

Preview it! Sea of Bowls at the Depot
Monday, April 10, 5-7 PM
This evening preview includes a wine and cheese reception, and bowls starting at $25.    

Bid on it! Silent Auction at the Depot
Monday, April 10, 5 - 7 PM
Tuesday, April 11, 10 AM - 6 PM
The juried Best of Bowls will be on display for your bid.  All donations benefit Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank.  

Empty Bowl – the main event – at the Depot
Tuesday, April 11, 10 AM - 6:30 PM
$20/Ticket
Enjoy this community tradition while sampling locally made soups and breads and selecting your forever bowl. Hosted by the Duluth Depot, benefiting Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank. $20/ticket at the door.

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