Minnesota Modern Featured in Exhibit at James J. Hill House Opening Nov. 22

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Release dated: 
November 5, 2014
Media contacts: 

Megan Lawson • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3141 • megan.lawson@mnhs.org

Jessica Kohen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3148 • jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Craig Johnson • James J. Hill House • 651-296-9396 • craig.johnson@mnhs.org

Quick facts: 

Event: Minnesota Modern: Four Artists of the Twentieth Century
Dates: Nov. 22, 2014 through March 22, 2015
Place: James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Ave., St. Paul
Cost: Art gallery only: $2; tours (including art gallery): $9 adults, $7 seniors and college students, $6 children 6-17; free for MHS members.
Email: hillhouse@mnhs.org
Website: http://www.mnhs.org/hillhouse

Minnesota Modern Featured in Exhibit at James J. Hill House Opening Nov. 22

As Minnesota approached the mid-century mark after World War II, the Twin Cities enjoyed a thriving community of talented and successful visual artists. Among them, four individuals stood out; Dewey Albinson (1898-1971), Cameron Booth (1892-1980), Clement Haupers (1900-1982) and Elof Wedin (1901-1983). See examples of their work in the new exhibit "Minnesota Modern: Four Artists of the Twentieth Century," on view Nov. 22, 2014 through March 22, 2015.

(Two Girls, One Sailor by Clem Haupers. Circa 1926. Oil on Canvas. 32 x 35 in.)

These artists dominated the art scene in Minnesota for decades. Through their lengthy careers and enormous output, each artist contributed a great deal to bring modernism to the state. The exhibit showcases paintings and prints drawn from the MNHS permanent collection. "Minnesota Modern" is presented in conjunction with the release of a publication of the same name by Afton Press.

The exhibit is included with the cost of house tours at $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and college students, $6 for children age 6 to 17 and free for MNHS members. Visitors can also view the exhibit only for $2.

About the James J. Hill House

Completed in 1891, the Gilded Age mansion was the residence of James J. Hill, builder of the Great Northern Railway, and his family. The home is located one-half block west of the Cathedral of St. Paul at 240 Summit Avenue. It is open for regular tours year-round, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 651-297-2555.

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