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  • Celebrating National Arts in Education Week 2020

    September 14, 2020

    National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration recognizing the transformative power of the arts in education. Passed by Congress in 2010, House Resolution 275 designates the week that follows the second Sunday of September as National Arts in Education Week….

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  • Picture Books Featuring BIPOC Women and Girls

    August 24, 2020

    Women and girls have historically had to work harder than their counterparts to get the rights they deserve, especially those women and girls of color. This selection of picture books features BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) women and girls who…

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  • Walz, Flanagan Announce Appointment to Perpich Board

    July 22, 2020
    Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced an appointment to the Board of the Perpich Center for Arts Education. Paul Hustoles joins the Board as of July 22, 2020.
    Paul J. Hustoles celebrated his last year as Chair of the…

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  • Graphic Memoirs from the Perpich Graphic Novel Collection

    July 22, 2020

    Graphic memoirs are a powerful and immersive way to experience another person’s life story. The combination of words and illustrations helps the narrative come alive in a unique way. Here is a selection of some of the fascinating graphic memoirs in Perpich…

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  • Jeremy Holien Teams Up with OK Go for National Art Education Association Conference

    July 16, 2020

    Jeremy Holien, Education Specialist in Visual and Media Arts, served as Convention Coordinator for the 2020 National Art Education Association (NAEA) National Leadership Conference. Because of COVID-19, the conference went virtual in July. As an expert in media arts instruction, Jeremy arranged…

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  • Pam Paulson

    Dr. Pam Paulson Retires After 33 Years at Perpich

    July 15, 2020

    Dr. Pam Paulson, Director of Professional Development and Resource Programs, has retired from Perpich Center for Arts Education after 33 years. Her last day at Perpich was Tuesday, July 14th. Paulson is one of the founding directors of Perpich Center for Arts…

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  • New Picture Books by BIPOC Authors

    June 24, 2020

    These are a few of the newest picture books by Black, Indigenous, and people of color added to Perpich Library’s Children’s Arts and Diversity Collection. The collection focuses on picture books that reflect the life experiences and cultures of all people.

    1. Birdsong by…

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  • Important Message about May 30th Curfew

    May 30, 2020

    Greetings, Perpich community,

    We remain deeply troubled by the death of George Floyd and the events that have taken place since Monday. We respect the right to freedom of assembly, as well as each family’s personal decision about whether and how to engage….

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  • Feel-Good Books During Trying Times

    May 14, 2020

    Times are tough, and sometimes you need to escape the real world for awhile by reading a good book. Whether you are laughing, learning something fascinating, visiting another world, experiencing new love, or being inspired by someone else’s life – reading can…

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