In-person galleries exhibition with virtual walk-through available October 30
Monday – Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday – Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – noon
Extended Saturday Hours: October 24, November 28, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Matthew Winkler | Pine Island, MN
“Each of my constructions begins with a representative form: a map, model, painting, or photograph. But through a processbased abstraction I disorder and reorder these forms … Through this process, my discrete starting point falls away with the hope that a potentially greater meaning or ‘voice’ might emerge.”
Galleries Two, Three and Overlook
Where We are From
Featuring artists Karie Amstutz, Anna Carlson, Diana Eicher, Marjorie Fedyszyn, Kristin Hoelscher-Schacker, Kristi Swee Kuder and Debra Maertens
“…we come from experiences, not just locations. We are from our family and its history, from the food we eat, the songs we sing, the houses we live
—George Ella Lyon
Kentucky Poet Laureate
Beyond spaces and places, Where We Are From illustrates how an individual’s past is also a part of the present universal human experience. It addresses how we
draw on distant memories and recent recollections to understand who we are today. For this exhibit, each artist created work that originates in past experiences and speaks to what is universally human: what brings us joy and sadness, the tensions between power and vulnerability, and the choice of conformity or defiance. They drew inspiration from sensory memories such as the scars from illness and childhood traumas, family legends, and even the imprint of their clothing. These experiences contribute to shape-shifting identities over a lifetime.
Andrew Nordin | New London, MN
“I am invested in the problematics of painting. The pictorial and material choices, technical application, and various modes of presentation are the critical aspects I take responsibility for in my practice. I work abstractly, with an interest in pictorial invention and investigations of logic in pattern, and the tension between representation and non-representation.”
Atrium Gallery and Lobby
Tracks in the Snow
Presented in partnership with the Islamic Resource Group
Tracks in the Snow is the third phase of the Minnesota Muslim Experience project produced by the Islamic Resource Group (IRG) through generous support
from the Minnesota Historical Society Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF). This traveling exhibit is designed to expose viewers to the untold narratives
of Minnesota Muslims, a deep-rooted and growing part of the region’s community. Minnesota Muslims come from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds like the
broader Muslim American population. This exhibit provides a unique perspective about a community that is little known and widely misunderstood due to popular
misinformation and misconceptions. To build bridges within the greater Minnesota community, IRG interviewed 40 Muslim Minnesotans in 2010-11 to share their portraits and stories. The traveling exhibit provides clues to help viewers piece together the evolution that the Minnesota Muslim community has undergone.