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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.

Musical Mondays

Musical Mondays – Theater

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Phil Vandervaart – Sign Painter

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Philip Noyed – Multimedia Artist

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Shapiro & Smith – Dance

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Yudong Shen – Asian Brush Painter

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Perci Chester – Sculptor

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Gear Daddies – Musicians

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The Ericksons – Musicians

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Marlon James – Author

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James Brenner – Sculptor


Christopher Atkins – MAEP Coordinator


Dominick Argento – Librettist