Earlier this week, the exhibit “Mazinaakizige: American Indian Teen Photography Project” opened in the Minnesota History Center’s new Irvine Gallery space.
The exhibit is the culmination of a youth program that is a partnership between MNHS, Two Rivers Gallery and Hennepin County Library. Over the 12-week program, Native American teens learn digital photography skills, explore historical and contemporary representations of Native people, and create a traveling exhibit of their work.
“Mazinaakizige” is free to the public during regular History Center hours and is on display through September 3. The exhibit will next travel to Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post in Onamia and open there on Sept. 12, 2018.
The Mazinaakizige program is made possible by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.
The Irvine Gallery is a new 678-square foot space on the museum’s first floor dedicated to ongoing, socially responsive exhibits, exploring stories and issues that Minnesotans experience today. The next upcoming exhibit is “Chinese-ness: Photographs by Wing Young Huie,” a companion to the forthcoming MNHS Press book of the same name, and opens Sept. 11, 2018.