Back in July of 2020, the museum created a ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural on Plymouth Avenue. Following the loss of George Floyd, who was murdered by Minneapolis police, the mural was curated in front of the museum in the historic Black neighborhood on Minneapolis’ Northside to affirm that Black Lives Matter. Sixteen artists spent one day painting the mural, which became a symbol of solidarity, hope and healing for the community and those fighting for racial justice. This is a story about how art can be used to record history and be a catalyst for change. The making of the mural was documented by the journalist Georgia Fort in the film, “The Making of the Black Lives Matter Mural in Minneapolis”, which was selected to be in the 2021 Twin Cities Film Festival.
To view the film, you can stream it online by going to the Twin Cities Film Fest Website. The film will also show in person at the Showplace ICON Theatre on October 23rd, 2021 at 3:45pm.