Third Thursday: On-a-Stick prepares to render a Picasso in butter
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts takes on a State Fair theme for this month's Third Thursday. During the party, there will be live butter sculpting, art on a stick, blue-ribbon tours of the "prize-winning" art in the museum, music, and food-truck fare. MIA's Katie Hill, who plans the Third Thursday events, says they went with the theme because it's on the minds of locals this time of year.
Baboon and Young by Pablo Picasso, 1951
Gift of funds from the John Cowles Foundation, ©Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Revelers at a previous Third Thursday
In some ways, butter sculpting is part of the trajectory Skodje's career has been following, as he creates work out of nontraditional materials. For example, at his MFA show at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, he created a replica of a Roman sculpture of Apollo out of blue Styrofoam. He's built a guitar out of cardboard, and he made a relief sculpture for a show in Chicago where he cast it in plaster and had it sit on the floor leaning against the wall. "People don't value plaster very much," he says, though the amount of work to create a bronze cast and a plaster cast is exactly the same.
IF YOU GO:
6-8 p.m. Thursday, August 15
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis
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