Minneapolis, MN 55407
Explore artwork by internationally acclaimed artist Gaylord Schanilec that tells the story of the only major waterfall on the Mississippi River—known as Owamniyomni in Dakota and St. Anthony Falls in English—and the changes it has witnessed over 12,000 years.
Making prints with materials collected along the riverbank, Schanilec creates works of art that show the progression of the waterfall over thousands of years from present-day St. Paul to its current location, 15 miles upriver in downtown Minneapolis. The exhibit features images of Schanilec's artwork from the MNHS Press book "My Mighty Journey: A Waterfall's Story" by author John Coy.
Part of the fall 2019 series "River, Water, Stories," the exhibit and related programs examine the relationship between people and the Mississippi River in the past and present. With museum admission, guests are encouraged to explore new hands-on activities in the interactive Water Lab that highlight changing ideas about the falls over time.
The exhibit is located in the museum's central Mill Commons and is free and open to the public during regular museum hours through March 29, 2020.
2019-11-09 10:00:00 2019-11-09 10:00:00 America/Chicago "My Mighty Journey: A Waterfall's Story" Exhibit Opening Mill City Museum