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painting of Gideon Ives

The Real Ives Behind the Ives Auditorium

July 18, 2019

We often talk of the Ives Auditorium at the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center. We dwell on its wonderful acoustics and comfortable seating for more than 400 people. But what of the man for whom the Auditorium is named? What of

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Behind the Scenes

May 5, 2017

With its ornate proscenium and plush seating, the Ives Auditorium’s jewel box décor and elegance harkens back to the golden age of theater. As plans shaped for the Auditorium’s design, the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center acquired a large collection of

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Behind the Scenes at the Ives: Rigging

March 1, 2017

Some of the most intriguing aspects of theaters and productions happen behind the scenes. One crucial stage element is the complex system of lines, blocks and counterweights called “rigging” that enable stage crews to manipulate backdrops, curtains, lights and scenery.

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