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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…

  • 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….

  • 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…

  • Arts Standards Rulemaking Process FAQ – May 2020

    May 13, 2020
    The Minnesota Department of Education began the formal rulemaking process for the K-12 Academic Standards in the Arts. The Request for Comments was published in the State Register on May 29, 2018. The department completed the Statement of Need and Reasonableness (SONAR)…

  • student studying in library

    Webcomics and more!

    If you are missing graphic novels from your local library, here are a few options for you as well as a couple of other sites that might be useful. In addition, there are LOADS of comics online that aren’t available on these apps/websites. You…

  • How Are Teachers Handling Arts Education From A Distance?

    K-12 arts educators and administrators talk about the challenges and opportunities posed by distance learning.
    By Brittany Shrimpton
    April 13, 2020

    How are teachers handling arts education from a distance?

    Jeremy Holien

    Jeremy Holien has been fielding a lot of calls from visual and media arts teachers during this time of triage distance…

  • Electronic Libraries During COVID-19

    March 30, 2020

    With libraries closing their doors due to COVID-19, their physical collections are suddenly unavailable. Luckily, libraries still have items available electronically. Each library system is different in what it offers, so be sure to go to your local library’s website and see…

  • Walz, Flanagan Announce Appointments to Perpich Board

    March 28, 2020
    Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the following appointments to the Perpich Center for Arts Education Board of Directors. Board members Linda Brobeck, Dan Loritz, and Julia Workman have all been reappointed to the Board. Mathew Ollig previously…

  • A note from Dr. Charles Rick, Perpich Executive Director – March 20, 2020

    March 20, 2020

    Perpich Center for Arts Education is open for business and continues providing arts education services to Minnesotans across the state.

    We are committed to providing a safe environment for both the people we serve and our employees. Following guidance from Governor Walz and…