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Art and Healing: In the Moment
June 17, 2018 - July 29, 2018
Art and Healing: In the Moment is an exhibition of artwork made by community artists in response to the fatal shooting of Philando Castile.
Castile was an African-American man who grew up in Saint Paul. On July 6, 2016, he was fatally shot by a police officer in the nearby town of Falcon Heights after being pulled over for a traffic stop. He was 32 years old.
In the months after Castile’s funeral, artists across the community were motivated to make art, some of which they gave to his family–-gifts intended to help the people closest to Castile process their grief and start to heal, while also bearing collective witness to the tragedy of his untimely death. The family, moved by this generosity, approached Mia with a desire to publicly share these artworks, which includes video, sculpture, posters, paintings, and quilts.
Mia will be providing a Quiet Space for visitors who need a quiet area to reflect after viewing the exhibition. This space will be available daily during regular museum hours.
Support provided by the McKnight Foundation
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