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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 – Theater

Phil Vandervaart – Sign Painter

Philip Noyed – Multimedia Artist

Shapiro & Smith – Dance

Yudong Shen – Asian Brush Painter

Perci Chester – Sculptor

Gear Daddies – Musicians

The Ericksons – Musicians

Marlon James – Author

James Brenner – Sculptor


Christopher Atkins – MAEP Coordinator


Dominick Argento – Librettist