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  • Eight School Districts Selected for Minnesota’s Comprehensive Arts Planning Program

    May 3, 2021

    Perpich Center for Arts Education is proud to announce the 2021- 2023 award recipients for the Comprehensive Arts Planning Program (CAPP): Art and Science Academy, Brooklyn Center Community Schools, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District, LoveWorks Academy, Minnesota Excellence in Learning Academy, Monticello Public Schools,…

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  • Titles By and About Asian Americans

    April 20, 2021

    “A love of reading shows empathy, the desire to understand how others live or act or might act – and why.” – Celeste Ng

    This is a small selection of the many materials by and about Asian Americans that Perpich Library has available…

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  • Celebrating Lola Perpich

    Photograph of Delores “Lola” Perpich, wife of Minnesota governor Rudy Perpich, c.1978.

    March 26, 2021

    In celebration of Women’s History Month, we want to recognize and remember Lola Perpich as a pioneer in playing an integral role in the creation of the…

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  • Books About Women Artists

    March 17, 2021

    Women artists have been creating art for millennia but their contributions have historically been overlooked and undervalued. This selection of books aims to highlight the accomplishments of women artists, giving them their rightful place in art history. All books on this list,…

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  • Black Poets for Black History Month

    February 18, 2021

    “Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.” -Rita Dove

    This is a selection of some of the amazing poetry collections by black poets in the Perpich Library Collection, curated by our Perpich librarian, Anne Dennison. The items listed below are…

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  • Lunar New Year Arts Resources

    February 12, 2021

    Lunar New Year 2021 is February 12 and this is a Year of the Ox.

    According to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, “People born in the Year of the Ox are strong, reliable, fair and conscientious, inspiring confidence in others. They…

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  • Jody Grams

    Board Member Jody Grams Says Farewell

    Jody Grams

    February 1, 2021

    Perpich Board Member, Jody Grams, will not apply for a second term to the Board, thus ending her service at the end of January, 2021. Grams, from New Prague, Minnesota, was appointed to the Board by Governor…

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  • Hopeful Nonfiction for the New Year

    January 20, 2021

    With the start of a new year comes hope: hope for a better future, hope for a better world, and hope for a better life – this year more than ever. Hope gets us through tough circumstances, giving us the courage to…

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  • Jeremy Holien

    Jeremy Holien Gives Commencement Address at Minnesota State University Moorhead

    January 14, 2021

    Jeremy Holien, Education Specialist in Visual and Media Arts, was honored to be the commencement speaker for Minnesota State University Moorhead’s December ceremony for the Schools and Departments of Arts and Humanities. During his speech, he encouraged the graduates to “live in…

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