Though he has both claimed to have and denied having Cherokee heritage, institutions often present Durham as a Native American artist.
Dakota Nation Suspends Burning of Wood from Controversial Minneapolis Sculpture
Sam Durant’s sculpture has been dismantled, but its materials await their fate while members of the Dakota Nation seek more input regarding the best way to dispose of them.
After a Dakota Ceremony, Dismantling of Controversial Sculpture Begins in Minneapolis
On Friday, Dakota elders led a ceremony that included a blessing for construction workers who then started to take apart Sam Durant’s controversial installation “Scaffold.”
Controversial Sculpture in Minneapolis Will Be Dismantled and Ceremonially Burned
After protests from the local Dakota nation, Sam Durant’s “Scaffold” will be taken apart starting tomorrow.
After Protests from Native American Community, Walker Art Center Will Remove Public Sculpture
Sam Durant’s outdoor installation “Scaffold” references the US Army’s mass execution of 38 Dakota men in Minnesota in 1862.
Anti-Fascists Clash with White Nationalists at the Minneapolis Institute of Art [UPDATED]
The altercation took place outside and inside the museum. No artworks were damaged.
Another Pro Football Team Adds an Art Collection to Its Playbook
MINNEAPOLIS — The history of arts patronage is a patriarchal affair, beginning with the word’s etymology.
The Art of Black Lives Matter Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS — A year ago this week, some 2,000 demonstrators converged in the Mall of America rotunda to protest the killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and other unarmed black men at the hands of the police.
On Negotiating Conflict and Privilege: An Interview with the Guerrilla Girls
MINNEAPOLIS — After 30 years, the Guerrilla Girls show no signs of slowing down.
Holy Crop! A van Gogh Painting Recreated in a Field
One of Vincent van Gogh’s olive tree paintings has literally sprung to life, reproduced as a large, growing field in Minnesota.
When the Whole World Spoke Pop
MINNEAPOLIS — We do not know what we do not know. That is precisely what the Walker Art Center’s exhibition International Pop makes clear — how much, heretofore, we did not know about the scope and practice of Pop art.
Minneapolis Mayor Moves to Cut Public Art Funding
Minneapolis won’t be getting any new public art next year if the city’s mayor gets her way.