MEDIA ALERT: New Free Exhibit Features the Work of Five Native Teen Photographers

For immediate release

Release dated: 
May 31, 2019
Media contacts: 

Lauren Peck, 651-259-3137, lauren.peck@mnhs.org 
Jessica Kohen, 651-259-3148, jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Quick facts: 

What: "Mazinaakizige: American Indian Teen Photography" 
When: June 1-Sept. 8, 2019, Tues. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. Noon-5 p.m.
Where: Irvine Gallery, Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
Admission: Free 

MEDIA ALERT: New Free Exhibit Features the Work of Five Native Teen Photographers

“Mazinaakizige: American Indian Teen Photography” opens Saturday, June 1 in the Minnesota History Center’s Irvine Gallery

Starting tomorrow, Minnesota History Center visitors can enjoy a free exhibit of photography from five young Native American artists examining Native identity and the theme of “connection.” 

The exhibit is the culmination of a 12-week MNHS internship program where high school students can learn digital photography skills and investigate historical and contemporary representations of Native people. The five teen artists represent a variety of Native communities from Prairie Island to Red Lake to the Rosebud reservation in South Dakota. 

A partnership between the Minnesota Historical Society and Two Rivers Gallery in Minneapolis, this year marks the seventh year of the Mazinaakizige internship program. 

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the Irvine Gallery from June 1-Sept. 8, 2019 during regular Minnesota History Center hours.