MINNESOTA AFRICAN AMERICAN

HERITAGE MUSEUM & GALLERY

Our Legacy ~ Our History ~ Our Minnesota Story




Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery

1256 Penn Avenue N., Fourth Floor

Minneapolis, MN 55411

Free Admission

Free parking in the ramp



THANKS TO SUPPORTERS AND MEMBERS FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS TO THE MUSEUM! SUPPORTERS LIKE YOU ARE ESSENTIAL IN HELPING US PRESERVE AND SHARE THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS IN MINNESOTA. THE MUSEUM IS A 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION. YOUR TAX DEDUCTIBLE CHARITABLE GIFT HELPS TO SUPPORT EXHIBITIONS AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING. PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A GIFT TO THE MINNESOTA AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSEUM AND GALLERY (MAAHMG). THANK YOU!

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exhibitions at maahmg

Black Twin Cities: The 1940s Photographs of John F. Glanton

Exhibit featuring select photographs taken by John F. Glanton which provide a rare look into the personal, professional, and social lives of the tight-knit African American community in the postwar era Twin Cities. The Glanton Collection is part of the Hennepin County Library Digital Collections. This exhibit is a partnership between the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery and the Hennepin County Library. Opens April 2 through June 30, 2019.


"History Harvest: The Exhibition."

Learn about stories from the African American communities in Minneapolis through artifacts such as rival schools North High and Minneapolis Central High, see the typewriter of Cecil Newman, founder and publisher of the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, and celebrate unity through sports at Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. The exhibit is a collaboration with the Hennepin History Museum and runs simultaneously at both museums. Be sure to see the entire exhibit by visiting both museums. On display now through June 2, 2019.



"Unbreakable: Celebrating the Resilience of African Americans in Minnesota."

Exhibit features African American early settlers in the 1800s, and women trailblazers. Learn about the struggles and successes of African Americans who moved to Minnesota from the South during the “Great Migration.” Honor African Americans who served in the military during World Wars I and II during a time when the US military was segregated, and who fought for freedom abroad, but faced discrimination at home. Permanent exhibit on display now.



GRACE Exhibit Opening Reception at Hennepin Theatre Trust

April 12, 5:30-7:30 pm

900 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

Join us for the opening of the GRACE exhibit curated by the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery (MAAHMG) showing at Hennepin Theatre Trust.

The GRACE exhibit is a visual history of the tradition of African American women wearing hats also called "church hats." The exhibit features artists Christopheraaron Deanes, Walter Griffin, Christopher E. Harrison, Sean G. Phillips, Melodee Strong and Angie Hall Sandifer.

Free admission. The exhibit runs through May 31.