Media Invited to Preview New MNHS Capitol Art Exhibit, Speak with
What: Media preview of “Reconciling History: Views on Two Minnesota Paintings” exhibit
Who: Joe Horse Capture, director, American Indian Initiatives; Jennifer Jones, senior director, Collections and Research Services; Brian Pease, historic site manager, Minnesota State Capitol
Where: Minnesota State Capitol, Room 317A, 3rd Floor, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, St. Paul
When: Wednesday, Aug. 2, 3-4:30 p.m.
Installation has begun on “Reconciling History: Views on Two Minnesota Paintings,” an exhibit featuring the paintings “Father Hennepin Discovering the Falls of St. Anthony” and “The Treaty of Traverse des Sioux.” These paintings formerly hung in the Governor’s Reception Room and have been moved to a new exhibit space on the Capitol's third floor.
Media are invited to preview the exhibit and speak with exhibit curators on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 3-4:30 p.m.
The exhibit was developed by conducting video interviews with historians, Western art experts, Ojibwe and Dakota community members and settler descendants. Transcribed excerpts from the interviews will be featured in the exhibit and edited video interviews will be accessible online at www.mnhs.org/capitol by the Grand Opening weekend. Media can learn more about the exhibit and get an advanced look at the videos in the exhibit press release.
The exhibit opens to the public Friday, Aug. 11 for the Capitol's Grand Opening Celebration. A full press kit with high-res images is available.