MN90: From Grand Marais to Paris

George Morrison had an art career that spanned several decades and two continents. He taught at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design and studied abroad for several years. But he always came back to Minnesota’s North Shore. Producer Allison Herrera explores the world of one of Minnesota’ s most important artists.

MN90: The Genesis of Artist George Morrison

When George Morrison was ten, he was living away from his Chippewa (Ojibwe) community in Minnesota’s Arrowhead, convalescing in a children’s hospital and working on his art. That child became one of America’s great post-war abstract artists. MN90's Britt Aamodt reports.

Schubert Club performers in costume

Schubert Club performers in costume

Schubert Club performers in costume

Esther J. Guyer

Esther J. Guyer

Esther J. Guyer, ca. 1936. Guyer was president of the Schubert Club in St. Paul from 1930 to 1933.

Schubert Club scholarship recipients

Schubert Club scholarship recipients

Clifford W. Menz (third from left) with other winners in the Schubert Club's Eleventh Season Competitive Scholarship Awards. From left: Marilyn Zipperman, Omer Schommer, Clifford W. Menz, and Cyril Schommer.

Members of the Schubert Club

Members of the Schubert Club

Members of the Schubert Club. Photograph by the St. Paul Daily News, 1935.

Emil Oberhoffer

Emil Oberhoffer

Emil Oberhoffer in Minneapolis. Photograph by Lee Brothers, 1921.

MN90: The Beatles' Minnesota Guitar

The Beatles' press conference in Minneapolis, August 1965, played a part in—or rather, added a guitar to—the group's 1966 album Rubber Soul. Britt Aamodt opens up on the case of the twelve-string Rickenbacker guitar with Minnesota provenance.

MN90: A Hard Day's Night: The Beatles In Minnesota

The Fab Four played just one night in Minnesota, in 1965. Amazingly, the concert didn't sell out. Find out why.

Beatles concert in Bloomington, 1965

On August 21, 1965, the Beatles played their one and only concert in Minnesota. Beatlemania was in full throat that night at Metropolitan Stadium, where the screaming fans drowned out the group’s half-hour set. But the hijinks had only just begun. In an episode straight from the Beatles’ film A Hard Day’s Night, the band's sleepover at the Minneapolis Leamington Motor Inn involved chases between fans and hotel security, a limo driver roped in for off-duty crowd control, a reporter disguised as a waitress, and the police.

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