For immediate release
Exhibit: “Beyond Fitzgerald: Art and Literature in Minnesota During the 1920s and 1930s”
Date: June 17-Sept. 3, 2017
Art Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun 1-4 p.m.
Place: James J. Hill House art gallery, 240 Summit Avenue, St. Paul
Cost: Free with tour or $2 art gallery-only admission. Tours are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and college students, $6 for ages 5-17 and free for age 4 and under and MNHS members
New Exhibit Showcases the Creative Voices of Minnesota’s Early 20th-Century Art Scene
“Beyond Fitzgerald: Art and Literature in the Minnesota During the 1920s and 1930s” opens June 17
Today when the topic of famous Minnesota artists of the 1920s and 1930s comes up, names like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sinclair Lewis quickly come to mind. But many other influential writers and artists also shaped Minnesota’s creative legacy but are lesser-known today.
The new James J. Hill House exhibit, “Beyond Fitzgerald: Art and Literature in Minnesota During the 1920s and 1930s,” opens June 17 and examines a wide array of notable Minnesota artists of the era through the lens of MNHS collections.
Visitors can learn about notable female writers, like Margaret Banning and Grace Flandrau, who worked to capture the incredible social change happening during the 1920s and 1930s. Then view the work of prolific local visual artists from Adolf Dehn to Clement Haupers, who explored pressing social issues, such as unemployment and urbanization, in their art.
“Beyond Fitzgerald” will be on display through September 3. Visitors can view the exhibit for free as part of a James J. Hill House tour or separately with a $2 art gallery admission.
About 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 tours year-round, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 651-297-2555.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit 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.