Prince: Before the Rain

Prince before the rain.

Opens September 21

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Witness the Shaping of an Icon

View captivating images of Prince taken by Allen Beaulieu from the late 1970s into the early 1980s, charting the musician's progression from rising star to superstar.

Minnesota photographer Allen Beaulieu helped shape the icon we know today as Prince. As Prince’s personal photographer and friend, he had access to Prince that few photographers have had, before or since. 

Based on Beaulieu's photography book, Prince: Before the Rain, the exhibit includes album cover outtakes, live performance shots, and rare behind-the-scenes candids. 

Page from book with photo of Prince wearing gloves.

Prince: Before the Rain book and resources

Prince: Before the rain.

Prince: Before the Rain

Prince: Before the Rain puts into focus the hallmark imagery—including behind the- scenes, candid, and casual shots— with recollections from Beaulieu on his personal and professional relationship with Prince. 

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Hear Beaulieu tell the story of how he and Prince started working together, and what it was like touring with the star.



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