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  • Literary Arts Students’ Picks from Perpich Library

    March 26, 2024

    Everyone likes a good book recommendation, and who better to recommend books than our Perpich Arts High School Literary Arts students! Here is what they had to say about why they love their favorite reads and why they think you would enjoy…

  • Artist and Illustrator Jonathan Thunder Presents in Native Authors Series

    Jonathan Thunder (left) signs a book for Perpich student, Aiyana Beaulieu (Visual Arts 2024)

    March 7, 2024

    On March 5, 2024, Artist and Illustrator Jonathan Thunder was the second presenter in the new Native Authors Series hosted by Perpich’s Professional Development and…

  • Minnesota Reflective Artist Award is Ready to Pilot – We Invite your Participation!

    March 5, 2024

    Through the Minnesota Reflective Artist Award, students develop artistic knowledge, skills, and thinking to deeply engage in practices of the artistic field and better understand themselves as an artist, musician, dancer, actor, and more!

    The Professional Development and Resource Programs group at Perpich…

  • Novels about Black Love from Perpich Library

    February 22, 2024

    It’s Black History Month, and the month when we celebrate love! So this year, the Perpich Library decided to combine the two themes. The following books celebrate Black love in all of its many forms.

    All items on this list are available at…

  • Minnesota Department of Education Assistant Commissioner Visits Perpich Center

    February 15, 2024

    Left to Right: Pasha Khosravi, Board Chair; Dr. Charles Rick, Executive Director; Dr. Wendy Barden, Director of PDR; Bobbie Burnham, MDE Assistant Commissioner; Maggie Loxtercamp (Musical Theater 2024); Rebekah Doyle, Board Member; Rebecca Bullen, Arts High School Principal;…

  • 2024 Minnesota Dance Summit

    Participants and presenters for the 2024 Minnesota Dance Summit

    February 13, 2024

    The 2024 Minnesota Dance Summit brought dance instructors and dancers together at Perpich Center on February 9 & 10, 2024. The summit’s theme was Implicit Bias: Challenges and Gifts in…

  • Nichole Laven Joins Perpich Board of Directors

    Nichole Laven

    February 13, 2024

    Perpich Center for Arts Education is pleased to welcome Nichole Laven as an ex officio member of the Board of Directors. Laven is Standards Implementation Manager in the Division of Academic Standards, Instruction, and Assessment for the…

  • 2023-2025 CAPP Committees Gather for Spring Conference

    Kristi Johnson, CAPP Specialist, speaks to the CAPP Co-Chairs

    February 7, 2024

    This week, Comprehensive Arts Planning Program (CAPP) committee co-chairs gathered at Perpich Center in Golden Valley for their spring conference. Topics included working with their local school boards with Kathryn…

  • 18 Arts Educators are Among the Candidates for 2024 Minnesota Teacher of the Year

    February 6, 2024

    Perpich Center for Arts Education is excited to celebrate the 18 dance, music, and visual arts educators who are among the candidates for 2024 Minnesota Teacher of the Year! We recognize and honor their work as representative of Minnesota’s thousands of excellent…