For immediate release
Exhibit: “Confluence: Geography, History & Culture at the Intersection of the Mississippi & Minnesota Rivers”
Dates: May 10-Sept. 24, 2017
Opening Reception: May 10, 6-8 p.m.
Place: Mill City Museum, 704 2nd St. S., Minneapolis
Cost: Free. Does not include museum admission of $12 adults, $10 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 5-17, free for MNHS members
Hours: Tues-Sat, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun Noon-5 p.m.
New Mill City Museum Exhibit on the Confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers
Luke Erickson explores these two important rivers through his landscape photography
The exhibit “Confluence: Geography, History & Culture at the Intersection of the Mississippi & Minnesota Rivers” examines the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers through the lens of photographer Luke Erickson.
Erickson’s black-and-white landscape photography showcases images along the rivers from Pike Island to bridges to nature shots. Through his work, Erickson explores the rivers’ historical, economic and social importance and reflects on topics like the exploitation of natural resources and the mythology of the American West.
Mill City Museum will celebrate the exhibit’s opening with a public reception on Wednesday, May 10 from 6-8 p.m. Erickson will give a gallery talk about his work at 7 p.m. followed by a Q&A session.
“Confluence: Geography, History & Culture at the Intersection of the Mississippi & Minnesota Rivers” 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 May 10-Sept. 24, 2017. A cash bar will be available for purchase.
Erickson’s work is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.
The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.
"Confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers/Bdote," 2015
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"Ford Parkway Bridge, View from Longfellow Neighborhood," 2015
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"Mississippi River, Rock Island Toll Bridge, Mendota Heights," 2015
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