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Arts and Culture Spaces in Phillips are Opening Up


The Phillips neighborhood”™s wealth of galleries and museums have started opening up for in-person visits. Please go to each organization”™s website or call for most up-to-date information on hours and COVID restrictions.

All My Relations Arts:

1414 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

Gallery hours Monday-Friday 10 am – 5 pm and Saturdays 10 am – 3 pm. 612-235-4970

Current Exhibition: Inherent Right, Artist: Peter Williams, April 26 ”“ June 26, 2021

Exhibition Statement: Yup”™ik artist and designer Peter Williams bridges worlds of fashion, art, tradition and innovation. His hand-sewn works from self hunted animals challenges anti-Native policy and viewers who subscribe to mainstream, non-Indigenous views of conservation, believing that we must “preserve” nature by minimizing human interaction with it. This is in contrast to Indigenous perspectives: We must build reciprocal, intimate relationships with plants and animals, as we nourish ourselves and adorn our bodies with them every day. His fur objects go a step beyond to address the legacy of colonization and the struggle to keep ancient customs alive. By celebrating natural cycles and living in harmony with the animal and spiritual worlds, Yup”™ik culture has survived for thousands of years in some of the harshest environments.

-All My Relations Arts

American Swedish Institute:

2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis

Museum hours: Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., reservations required 612-871-4907

Current Exhibitions: Papier РBea Szenfeld and Stina Wirs̩n, Feb 06, 2021 to Jul 11, 2021

In a juncture between art and fashion, two renowned Swedish artists meet in a mutual affection for the handmade and paper.

The exhibition Papier, now open at American Swedish Institute through July 11, 2021 Рunites Bea SzenfeldӪs spectacular sculptural paper-fashions with Stina Wirs̩nӪs evocative illustrations.

“Papier” by Bea Szenfeld Photo courtesy American Swedish Institute

Family Gallery – Water, sky and me, Feb 28, 2020 to Jul 11, 2021

Water, sky and me was developed and designed in collaboration with Swedish illustrator and author Stina Wirsén, and features original illustrations and artwork by the artist created especially for you and ASI.The family gallery is only open to families and learning pods who make advanced reservations.

Lace Reimagined  –  Amy Sands , April 10 to July 11, 2021 

Twin Cities local artist Amy Sands creates one-of-a-kind paper works that integrate traditional and digital methods of printmaking. Through the support of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, Amy”™s latest body of work draws on ASI”™s textile collection to inspire new patterns that are translated into paper cuts and then printed. 

-American Swedish Institute

Norway House:

913 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

Gallery hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00am – 5:00pm; Saturday and Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm, appointments required. 612-871-2211

Current Exhibition: Red River Girl: The Thortvedt Family’s Journey to America, Thursday, March 25 – August 8, 2021

This exhibit, in partnership with the Vest-Telemark Museum in Norway and the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, MN, tells a story of emigration from Norway to the United States by some of the earliest settlers in Clay County, MN. Unique to this story is Orabel””the daughter of Levi, son of Olav Gunnarson and Tone Levisdotter Songedal who founded the Thortvedt family farm in Clay County when they all emigrated in the mid-19th century. Orabel, along with her father, becomes among the first established historians in Clay County, Minnesota. They recorded the history of the community and the story of their family”™s immigration to the United States through their own drawings, photographs, letters, and journals””in addition to an illustrated history through the sketches and paintings of Orabel Thortvedt.

-Norway House

Somali Museum of MN:

1516 East Lake St. Suite 011 Minneapolis 

Museum hours: Friday 3 PM TO 7 PM.  Saturday, and Sunday from 1 PM to 5 PM. 612-234-1625

Current Exhibition: The Dirios Exhibit

Somali Museum of MN

Showcasing many works from Dr. Mohamud (Dirios) Mohamed’s personal collections and artifacts from Somalia & the Somali Culture and Research Center. 

“Dr. Mohamud Dirios is a collector and preserver of Somali ethnography. served the academy of science in Mogadishu, and later became the last director of National Museums of Mogadishu”.-Somali National Museum 

-Somali Museum of MN

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