Black History Month

Black History Month

Celebrate the exceptional historical and creative cultural contributions made by African American artists with exhibitions, events, tours, and more this February at Mia.

Black History Month

Black History Month

Celebrate the exceptional historical and creative cultural contributions made by African American artists with exhibitions, events, tours, and more this February at Mia.

Related Exhibitions

Mapping Black Identities

Galleries 373 and 374

Taking inspiration from Mia’s recent acquisition of Frank Bowling’s map painting False Start (1970), “Mapping Black Identities” challenges the notion of Black identity as monolithic. Championing the diverse experiences of artists from America, Africa, and the diaspora, this exhibition seeks to amplify underrepresented voices and create connections around the concept of Blackness in contemporary art across time and place.

The Enduring Soul

Gallery 375

A collaboration between the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Cultural Wellness Center, The Enduring Soul presents artwork by African and African American artists that honor the connection between ancestors and the living and between what is seen and the invisible.

Vision 2020: Contemporary Photographic Portraits at Mia

Perlman Gallery (Gallery 368)

“Vision 2020” presents contemporary photographic portraits created by three groundbreaking photographers from Africa: Samuel Fosso of Cameroon, Nigeria, and the Central African Republic; Zanele Muholi of South Africa; and Omar Victor Diop of Senegal.

African American Art and Artists

Explore art by African American Artists in Mia's collection

 

It is our mission to enrich the community by collecting, preserving, and making accessible outstanding works of art from the world’s diverse cultures. With over 90,000 artworks, Mia’s collection includes art from six continents, spanning about 5,000 years.

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