Recognizing the artists and culture bearers who have made significant lifelong contributions to Minnesota, enriching our communities.
The annual $100,000 McKnight Distinguished Artist Award recognizes artists and culture bearers who have made a lifelong commitment to creating art that is locally, regionally, and/or nationally significant.
እነዚህ አርቲስቶች ሕይወታቸውን እና ሙያቸውን በማኒሶታ ለማገልገል የመረጡ ሲሆን ይህም የእኛን ባህላዊ የበለጸገ ቦታ እንዲሆን አድርጎታል. በመጀመሪያ እና በተቃራኒው, የፈጠራ ችሎታቸውን የሚያንፀባርቁ ስነ-ጥበቦችን አስመስክረዋል.
McKnight Distinguished Artists have also inspired other artists and culture bearers, earned acclaim from audiences, patrons, critics, and other arts professionals, and some have founded and strengthened arts organizations.
25Artists since 1998
2021 distinguished artist
Douglas R. Ewart
Known as a master multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, Ewart is also widely recognized as an instrument maker, sound sculptor, painter, writer, and teacher. His renowned interdisciplinary work includes performance on a vast range of saxophones, flutes, woodwinds, and percussion instruments of his own design and construction.