Robyne Robinson is Director of Arts @ MSP, the arts and culture program at MSP International Airport.
Now in its fourth year, the arts and culture program has helped transform the nation’s 16th busiest airport into a destination center, enriching passengers with knowledge about Minnesota and its arts community. Numerous Arts @ MSP projects have received praise by national media, including The New York Times and USA Today.
Robyne is best known as an Emmy-winning news broadcaster in the Twin Cities – she was the first African American prime time anchor in Minnesota. Robyne also produced and hosted the first nightly arts and entertainment segment in a major newscast. She is only the second African-American to run for higher office in the state of Minnesota as a candidate for Lieutenant Governor.
Robyne has a slew of awards behind her name - MN Broadcaster of the Year; a University of Minnesota Humphrey Fellow (now Mondale Fellowship), NAACP award, National Council of Christians and Jews, and the Pan African Legacy award from the St. Paul Foundation. She also received strong praise and reviews by local and national arts writers as the owner of flatland (2000-2003), her contemporary art gallery for emerging artists.
Robyne is the creative mind behind ROX Jewelry Designs, sold throughout the US, Athens and London. Her work is on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Plains Museum in Fargo, and has been featured in Nylon and Redbook, as well as on The Tyra Banks Show.