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Visit the Past Exhibitions Page for exhibition pages from 2022 onward

October 2021 - January 2022  |  Juried Group Show: 63rd Arrowhead Regional Biennial. Artist Bio Booklet PDF Download

October 2021 - January 2022  |  Michael Letts: Closer to the Wild. Gallery Guide PDF Download

October - December 2021  |  Roshan Ganu: In the Presence of Longing. Gallery Guide PDF Download

June - September 2021  |  Tia Keobounpheng: DeFUSE. Gallery Guide PDF Download

May - September 2021  |  Chesley Antoinette: Tignon. Gallery Guide PDF Download



FOX 21  |  Duluth Art Institute Hosts Annual Gala  |  October 27, 2022

"The annual event is put on to raise money for programs that are run through the D.A.I., assisting artists and art learners. There was a silent auction, drag performers, a heads and tails game, as well as a key-chain sale."

Duluth News Tribune  |  Best Bets: 6 nights of live music at Wussow's and more  |  October 10, 2022

"From 1-4 p.m., the Duluth Art Institute is having its first in-person Free ArtDAI in years, with the public encouraged to drop in for projects including paper flowers and paper puppets."

FOX 21  |  Papier-Mache Pumpkin Class  |  October 4, 2022

"With Halloween less than a month away, a Papier-mâché pumpkin class was held at the Duluth Art Institute in Lincoln Park. The class follows the work of Yayoi Kusama, a Japanese-American artist known for her polka-dot pumpkins, sculptures, paintings and more."

Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine  |  What's Next for Twin Cities Museums?  |  October 2, 2022

'I’m collaborative by nature and started working first with Katie Luber at Mia, the Guthrie, the Orchestra, the Duluth Art Institute.'     –Walker Art Center executive director Mary Ceruti

Duluth News Tribune  |  Halloween season 2022: Spooky things to do in the Northland  |  September 28 2022

"Every nonprofit needs a gala, and the Duluth Art Institute has called dibs on peak costume-party season with its Masquerade Gala on Oct. 27. This may be as close to the Met Gala as Duluth can get. Organizers promise "wild outfits, intricate makeup, dramatic hairstyles and artist-made statement pieces." There will be a drag performance by Zenith City Horror and a "special appearance" by "RuPaul's Drag Race" veteran Utica — as well as music, comedy and needless to say, art."

The North 103.3  |  Where's Art: Summer Happenings at the Duluth Art Institute  |  July 12, 2022

"The Duluth Art Institute is hosting a flurry of exhibits this summer."

Ennyman's Territory  |  RFPs and the Local Scene  |  May 20, 2022

"I just received an email from the Duluth Art Institute regarding a potential upheaval they are facing. The email has a two-fold purpose. First, to inform members of an action that will effect the DAI. Second, to request help from the arts community."

The Duluthian  |  Art is for Everyone  |  May-June 2022

The North 1033  |  Where's Art: Art of Migration and Where We're From  |  May 16, 2022

"Christopher Harrison's Contemporary Visions opens today at the Duluth Art Institute's Steffl Gallery and runs through September 5. This exhibit showcases Harrison's exploration and adaptation of Jacob Lawrence's 60-panel tempera paintings known as The Great Migration" that chronicle the exodus of southern African Americans to the North. A reception and artist talk with Harrison will be held on May 26 from 5:30-8:00 p.m."

FOX 21  |  Smelt Parade Set to Return to Duluth’s Lakewalk This Weekend  |  May 4, 2022

"To prepare, workshops have been held at the Duluth Art Institute in Lincoln Park where families can stop by to make a variety of costumes and accessories to wearing during Sunday's festivities."

Lake and Company Minnesota  |  Issue 22: Trailblazers  |  Spring 2022

DAI Executive Director Christina Woods featured for DAI leadership

Star Tribune  |  Duluth Art Institute director expanding involvement by artists of color  |  April 29, 2022

"Christina Woods has been named to the U.S. Senate's Curatorial Advisory Board."

Duluth News Tribune  |  Duluth Lincoln Park Unveils Art Walk Celebrating Community Murals  |  April 4, 2022

Duluth News Tribune  |  Duluth Art Institute director Christina Woods to advise US Senate on Curation  |  April 2, 2022

WDSE/The Slice  |  Like Me, Like You & TPAC member Viann Nguyen-Feng  |  March 28, 2022

"As part of the "Like Me, Like You" exhibit that recently closed at @duluthart, Viann talks to The Slice about the origami, or paper folding, piece that she and other members of the The Twin Ports APIDA Collective created."

Duluth News Tribune  |  Duluth collective reckons with racial stereotypes in new art exhibit  |  January 27, 2022

Boreal  |  Art Hounds absorb an explosion of color in winter  |  January 27, 2022

"Mary Fox of Renegade Theater Company in Duluth, Minn., says she was deeply affected by her visit to the “Like Me, Like You” exhibit at the Duluth Art Institute. The Twin Ports Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Collective mounted the exhibit."

CBS3  |  New art exhibit tells stories of Asian American culture in the Twin Ports  |  January 24, 2022

"DULUTH, MN - A new art exhibit in Duluth highlights Asian-American culture and stories in our community. The Twin Ports APIDA Collective worked with the Duluth Art Institute to create the exhibit, called “Like Me, Like You.”"

Duluth News Tribune  |  Duluth Indigenous woman drives inclusive agenda at art institute  |  January 19, 2022


International Council of Museums  |  What is a Museum? A Webinar in 6 Parts  |  2021

Duluth News Tribune  |  Duluth Art Institute connects youth with creative outlets  | September 14, 2021

Minnesota Native News  |  Christina Wood’s Gift for Busting Bias Through Art  | September 2, 2021

"On today’s show, we talk with Christina Woods (Bois Forte Tribal Nation) who is the first Anishinaabikwe to be the Executive Director of the Duluth Art Institute. Christina is also currently performing in the play The UnPlugging presented by New Native Theatre in Minneapolis."The Duluth Art Institute at Lincoln Park began their sculpture and plaster camp on Monday, July 5th, where the young artists were able to let their imaginations run wild.""

FOX 21  |  Duluth Art Institute Summer Camps  | July 5, 2021

"The Duluth Art Institute at Lincoln Park began their sculpture and plaster camp on Monday, July 5th, where the young artists were able to let their imaginations run wild."

FOX 21  |  Duluth Art Institute Features Autistic Artist in New Exhibit  |  May 5, 2021

"The Duluth Art Institute, located at The Depot, reopened last month after closing due to covid-19, and now has a new exhibit. It features artist Harrison Heinks who is autistic and uses photos he takes to give others a glimpse into the relationship he has with society."

FOX 21  |  The Depot Reopens  |  March 29, 2021

"The St. Louis County Depot is poised to open later this week with some new attractions for the public."

Duluth News Tribune  |  Vern Northrup on Maple Syrup  |  March 13, 2021

Footage taken during the Snowshoeing and Photography class


Chesley Antoinette: Tignon

Blair Treuer: Identity

Wisconsin Public Radio: Simply Superior- Robin Washington and Christina Woods on Burnt Orange Heresy's mention of the Duluth Art Institute. 

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KUMD- Where's the Art Features

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Ennyman's Territory

Artist-in-Residence: Paul LaJeunesse

DAI makes it in major move featuring Mick Jagger


Executive Director Christina Woods was named one of AARP Minnesota’s 2019 50 over 50 

Renowned storyteller now leads Duluth Arts Institute

Vern Northrup: Akinomaage 

KUMD- Where's the Art Features

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The Woman Today  |  New Leadership, New Vision  |  April 2018


MN Senate Legacy Meeting. January 26, 2021. Download

A Message from the Director: Looking Forward. December 31, 2020. Download

A Message from the Director: The Complexity of Thanksgiving. November 25, 2020. Download.

Solidarity Statement. June 5, 2020. Download

Keep the Arts Close. May 4, 2020. Download

Covid-19 Notice. March 13. 2020. Download

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