Hennepin Gallery exhibits

Hennepin Gallery exhibits are part of the county’s commitment to serving the community with a variety of fine arts and educational displays. Use of the space is limited to exhibits sponsored by Hennepin County or other government agencies, arts organizations, nonprofit organizations, and groups receiving approval from the County Board of Commissioners.

The Hennepin Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., at the Hennepin County Government Center, A-level, 300 S. Sixth St., Minneapolis. 

The Gallery is a project of Hennepin County Public Affairs.

Art Speaks - Building Voices by 32 Artists with Disabilities

March 4 - April 25, 2014

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Current exhibit

Hennepin Gallery features works from 32 artists with disabilities 

Thirty-two artists from Rise, Inc.’s Art Speaks program will have original artwork on display in the Hennepin Gallery through April 25.

The Art Speaks program provides opportunities for people who have physical, intellectual, brain injury and emotional disabilities to express themselves through art. The exhibit includes a variety of mixed media pieces and paintings.

Rise is a Twin Cities non-profit that helps people with disabilities meet their goals for self-sufficiency in the community, including housing and employment.

This exhibit is sponsored by the Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department. 

Previous exhibits

Dates Exhibit Exhibitor
February 3-27, 2014

Remembering Our Leaders: Drawings, paintings and photographs honoring African and African American leaders.
 The Roho Collective
November 2013 - January 2014 Creative Care: Art + Healing in the Twin Cities: Two nonprofit organizations joined in producing this first-of-its-kind exhibition.
Hennepin County’s Multicultural Arts Committee and Forecast Public Art
September - October 2013 The World within Our Walls: The History of Departments inside HCMC. Hennepin County Medical Center
August 2013 Struttin’ Our Stuff – Sewing in the Twin Cities exhibit included fashion sewing, restyling (remaking an old item into something new), home decorator sewing, quilting, embroidery and more. American Sewing Guild
June - July 2013 Have a Seat exhibits chairs reflecting twentieth century design movements like Art Nouveau. The exhibit looks at chairs used by county residents, circa 1840-1960s. Hennepin History Museum
May 2013 Celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month offers a glimpse into the lives of Asian communities within the county. Hmong ABC Bookstore, the Chinese Heritage Foundation, the Korean Service Center, and the personal collection of Hennepin County Library — Augsburg Park Librarian Phuoc Tran.
April 2013 Latino Artists in Minnesota features the works of emerging local artists. Latino Cultural Center of Minnesota
March 2013 Celebrating 30 Years of Moving from Conflict to Resolution portrays how county residents move from conflict to resolution through mediation and restorative services. Community Mediation Services, Inc.
February 2013 Bibliophilia: Collecting Black Books features a selection of books from the Archie Givens Sr. collection of African American Literature. Archie Givens, Sr. Collection of African American Literature
December 2012 - January 2013 A Century of Quilts provides a look at historic Hennepin County quilts. Hennepin History Museum
November 2012 Voting: Our Voice includes historic election materials from the 1880s to the present. Hennepin County Public Affairs

For older exhibits, see our gallery on Flickr.

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