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MN Original's mission is to make the arts more accessible and to inspire creative expression beyond the broadcast and web.

MN Original has partnered with the Minnesota Humanities Center to create educators' guides for nearly every artist featured on the series.

For more classroom resources, visit PBS LearningMedia.


Christopher Atkins – MAEP Coordinator


Dominick Argento – Librettist

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Caitlin Warner – Bookmaker


Gadu Doushin – Butoh Artist


Leav – Interactive App

Minnesota Citizens for the Arts

Minnesota Citizens for the Arts

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Matt Thompson – Neon Glassblower

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Adam Turman – Minnesota State Fair Commemorative Art

Chuck U_Visual Artist

Chuck U – Visual Artist


Jan Elftmann – Found Object Artist

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318 Cafe Open Mic Night

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Tall Paul – Rapper