MINNESOTA AFRICAN AMERICAN

HERITAGE MUSEUM & GALLERY

Our Legacy ~ Our History ~ Our Minnesota Story



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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 INGENUITY: Past, Present and Future Innovations

Black Ingenuity features blacks in Minnesota who made an impact in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields through their research, inventions and designs. Visitors will learn about Frederick McKinley Jones, co-founder of Thermo King, whose refrigerated units revolutionized the long-distance transport of perishable goods. The exhibition also features Dr. Reatha Clark King, a hidden figure in the Apollo 11 space mission, and several other innovators including Alexander Miles, Clarence "Cap" Wigington, John J. Henry and Damaris Hollingsworth. The exhibition also highlights programs preparing future innovators such as Minnesota STEM Partnership and Young Builders and Designers. Opening reception January 9, 2020. Exhibition is open now through May 31, 2020.

"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 at MAAHMG.

See Minnesota history at the Minnesota Timberwolves games in the TARGET Center's Atrium. MAAHMG is partnering with the MN Timberwolves for Black History Month.

"8 Seasons of Art" Exhibition + Documentary

This exhibition is derived from the documentary, now showing at the Museum, by film director Phillip McGraw, which follows the stories of some Twin Cities' painters, musicians, and poets as they use their art to address issues of social and economic injustice, racism and violence. Participating artists in the Exhibition include Ta-coumba Aiken, Kenneth Caldwell, Joe Davis and Broderick Poole. Showing now through May 31, 2020.

History Harvest: Traveling Exhibition

Tells the history of the African American community on the South side of Minneapolis. On display now at the Hosmer Library in South Minneapolis.


"Towards an African Education: Writings on the Education and Development of Children of African Heritage"

An In Black Ink Book Presentation and Discussion . Friday, February 21, 2020 6 - 8pm

The book is edited by Elder Mahmoud El-Kati and features 10 contributing writers such as Dr. Josie Johnson, Mary K. Boyd, Dr. Rose Brewer, Gevonee Ford, Eric Mahmoud, Ahmed Azzahir, and several others. All are welcome.

Join Us - Open Mic Night at the MAAHMG Hosted by Poet Joe Davis Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 6 PM – 8 PM

Express your creativity at our open mic night at the museum during Black History Month. Share poetry, spoken word, singing, dramatic reading or comedy improv. The event is hosted by Joe Davis, a nationally touring artist, educator, and speaker based in Minneapolis. His work is currently on display in "8 Season's of Art: Exhibition + Documentary" exhibit at the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery. Free admission and free parking. See you there!

The Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery is partnering with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs for Black History Month. Stop by the Minnesota Veterans Affairs office at 20 W. 12th St, in St. Paul to see the Museum's exhibition on African Americans who served in the military especially World Wars I and II when the military was segregated.

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