New Exhibit Showcases the Work of Nature Photographer Craig Blacklock

For immediate release

Release dated: 
March 29, 2018
Media contacts: 

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

Quick facts: 

Exhibit: St. Croix & Namekagon Rivers: The Enduring Gift
Dates: April 19-June 24, 2018 
Opening Reception: April 19, 6-9 p.m. 
Place: Mill Commons, Mill City Museum, 704 2nd St. S., Minneapolis
Cost: Free
Hours: Tues-Sat, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun, Noon-5 p.m.

New Exhibit Showcases the Work of Nature Photographer Craig Blacklock

“St. Croix & Namekagon Rivers: The Enduring Gift” celebrates the 50th anniversary of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

An exhibit from renowned Minnesota nature photographer Craig Blacklock, “St. Croix & Namekagon Rivers: The Enduring Gift,” opens April 19 at Mill City Museum. 

Blacklock’s work depicts the beauty of the St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers and marks the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, which created the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, part of the National Park Service, in 1968. The exhibit is a companion to a photography book by the same name by Blacklock, which will be available in April 2018. 

A public reception will open the exhibit on April 19, starting at 6 p.m., featuring music and a short talk and book signing by Blacklock.

“St. Croix & Namekagon Rivers: The Enduring Gift” is located in the museum’s Mill Commons, and is free and open to the public during regular museum hours. It will be on view through June 24, 2018.

About Mill City Museum
Built within the ruins of the Washburn A Mill, a National Historic Landmark, the award-winning Mill City Museum chronicles the flour milling industry that fueled the growth of Minneapolis. The story comes to life through the eight-story Flour Tower, Water Lab, Baking Lab and other hands-on exhibits.

The museum is located at 704 S. Second St. in Minneapolis. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The site is also open Mondays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in July and August. For more information, call 612-341-7555 or visit www.millcitymuseum.org.

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