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Artist uses beeswax to raise environmental awareness

Noah Orloff

March 3, 2019

With the viewpoint of pollinators in mind, mixed-media artist Jodi Reeb said she created her exhibition with the goal of spreading information about environmental issues. “I wanted to create some artwork that would call attention or raise awareness about the dilemma that is happening with our bees,...

Exhibit aims to get Minneapolis to admit its racist past

New exhibit Owning Up at the Hennepin History Museum draws attraction through its demonstration of racism and housing in Minneapolis. The exhibit will be shown through Jan. 20.

Ethan Meisler

December 10, 2018

A new exhibit at the Hennepin History Museum, “Owning Up: Racism and Housing in Minneapolis” by Denise Pike and Kacie Lucchini, aims to get Hennepin County — and the Twin Cities as a whole — to own up to its racist past that tends to be overlooked. The exhibit focuses on housing discriminatio...

Mental Health exhibit educates in a new way

In this display, two people are suppose to make different faces through the holes while a third person guesses what emotions they are making. The display is part of the Mind Matters: Mental Health Exhibit at the Science Museum, open until Jan. 6, 2019.

Tamar Gewirtz

October 15, 2018

Affecting over 450 million people worldwide (Minnesota Science Museum), mental illness is an ongoing struggle experienced by many. Few, however, have been successful in their attempts to discover fun and effective ways to educate others about this topic.   The Minnesota Science Museum, attended by...

Museum seeks to educate about race

Elise Riley

March 10, 2016

Sophomore Megan Perkins loves living in a community where people are accepted no matter their race. “I think being part of a diverse community helps us get different opinions about certain things based on what your race is and it helps with making yourself more culturally aware,” Perkins sa...

Winterlights exhibit brings old-fashioned Christmas traditions

Architect William Gray Purcell and George Grant Elmslie designed the Purcell-Cutts House in 1913. They included a little desk for studying for Purcell's children.

Genesis Buckhalton

January 1, 2016

The Winterlights exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art offers insight into a traditional Christmas celebrated by an upper-middle class family: the Purcells. Debra Hegstrom, a senior educator at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA), said the Winterlights exhibit informs people about the...

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