Art Hounds: To the lifeboats!

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Certainly the biggest event opening this weekend is the Science Museum of Minnesota’s “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition”. It includes over 200 artifacts from the fated ship, and local actors have been studying their history books in order to inhabit the roles of actual passengers and crew. They don’t have any lines to memorize, per se, but will be able to tell visitors about their own lives. (i.e. don’t ask the guy in the engine room “so how’s the foie gras on this ship?”) Oh and of course there’s the movie at the Omni theater!

So far the weather forecast for this weekend looks pretty good. Which means if you’re worried about catching a certain flu by hanging out with other people in closed spaces, why not try some outdoor theater? Cromulent Shakespeare Company performs “The Tempest” in four different Twin Cities’ parks this weekend, starting tonight in Loring Park.

This is the last weekend for two exhibitions: “Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton” at the Walker Art Center, and an exhibition of paintings by local artist Jil Evans at the Form and Content gallery in Minneapolis. Form and Content is having a “closing reception” and poetry reading on Friday night. And as I mentioned yesterday, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts is opening its new exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite paintings by William Holman Hunt.

In dance, Justin Jones presents “the SCREEN/the THING” and “RadioBrain” at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis.

Not seeing what you’re looking for here? Then check out what other Art Hounds are doing this week.

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Image courtesy of the Science Museum of Minnesota

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