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Hennepin Gallery exhibits

Online exhibits allow for continued community art displays

The Hennepin Gallery is now sponsoring online art exhibits for artistic, cultural and educational displays.

Exhibits must meet one of these criteria:

  • Be sponsored by Hennepin County, other government agency, arts or nonprofit organization
  • Have the approval of the County Board of Commissioners

The in-person gallery remains closed until April 2021, due to COVID-19.

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Two Twin Cities artists have created vivid images and hands-on activities based in their cultures.

It's a unique online exhibit called Principles of Posterity.

A sense of place, identity and home mark the work of artists Mayumi Amada and Marlena Myles.

Mayumi, a Japanese American, reuses and recycles materials to connect her art to the environment. Marlena’s digital art includes the story of her Native people.

The artists also provide downloadable materials to make a paper doily and bleeding tissue paper. The artists teach how to make the art, on video.

The exhibit is visually elegant and easy to move through and learn from.

Visit the online exhibit Principles of Posterity.

The exhibit is a partnership of Hennepin County and Forecast Public Art.

Your table is ready: Dining out in Hennepin County through the decades

Hennepin County Special Library Collections sponsored this exhibit featuring menus, photographs, postcards and more, celebrating the restaurant scene from the 1880s through the 1970s. The exhibit was held from March 4 through May 26.

Celebrating 85 years of the oldest Black-owned newspaper in Minnesota

The Minneapolis Black Employee Network sponsored this exhibit featuring regalia about the Minnesota Spokesman Recorder. This exhibit was held from January through February 28, 2020.

Kulture Klub Presents

Kulture Klub Collaborative (KKC) hosted this exhibit looking at the strengths and contributions of homeless youth, rather than their vulnerabilities, through artistic practice. View the Flickr slideshow.

Celebrate Summer

The Hennepin History Museum hosted this exhibit showing historical highlights of local summer fairs and festivals. This exhibit was held from August through September 26, 2019. View the Flickr slideshow.

Employee Art Show

Hennepin County Communications hosted the Employee Art show - showcasing employee abilities in painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, textiles and more. This exhibit was held from May through June 19, 2019. View the Flickr slideshow.

Real People, Real Conversations, Real Solutions

Community Mediation & Restorative Services, Inc. hosted this exhibit showcasing their mission of helping people move from conflict to resolution and from harm to healing through respectful and confidential mediation and restorative processes. This exhibit was held from March 2 through 28, 2019. View the Flickr slideshow.

Black Twin Cities: The 1940s Photographs of John F. Glanton

Hennepin County Library Digital Collections: John F. Glanton Collection hosted this exhibit providing a rare look into the personal, professional and social lives of what was then a very small community in postwar, pre-civil rights era Twin Cities. This exhibit was held from January 30 through February 26, 2019. View the Flickr slideshow.

Sib Pauv Zog: a Hmong Cultural Harvest

ArtCrop hosted this exhibit showcasing the work and stories of Hmong artists and farmers, re-imagining Hmong existence and making way for new cultural tradition. This exhibit was held from December 3, 2018, through January 24, 2019. View the Flickr slideshow.

Older exhibits

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