The museum is closed, but you can still get a glimpse. Watch interviews with Allen Beaulieu in the Storied video series below.
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.
Prince: Before the Rain book
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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.
Storied: Prince Before the Rain
Minnesota photographer Allen Beaulieu captured Prince's progression from rising star to his ultimate purple superstardom.
Watch video Storied: Prince- Before the Rain part 1 on YouTube
Minnesota photographer Allen Beaulieu shares the story of how he and Prince started working together in the late '70s.
Watch video Storied: Prince- Before the Rain part 2 on YouTube
Beaulieu discusses shooting Prince's Dirty Mind album cover.
Watch video Storied: Prince- Before the Rain part 3 on YouTube
Beaulieu talks about touring with Prince and how they developed a friendship.