Past Exhibitions

(Painting by Melodee Strong)

GRACE Exhibit

at Hennepin Theatre Trust

April 12, 5:30-7:30 pm

900 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

The GRACE exhibit was 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 featured artists Christopheraaron Deanes, Walter Griffin, Christopher E. Harrison, Sean G. Phillips, Melodee Strong and Angie Hall Sandifer. The exhibit ran through May 31, 2018.

Black Twin Cities:

The 1940s Photographs of John F. Glanton

Exhibit featured select photographs taken by John F. Glanton which provided 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 was a partnership between the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery and the Hennepin County Library. Opened April 2 to December 30, 2019.

"Keep On Rollin"

An exhibition on the history of the Major Taylor Bicycling Club of Minnesota opened July 2 through September 30. The Club celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. Also shown Marshall "Major" Taylor, the first African American to win the world championship cycling race in 1899.

Grace Exhibit

November 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

The GRACE exhibit was a visual history of the tradition of African American women wearing hats also called "church hats." Curated by MAAHMG.

Recast Minneapolis

Oral History Project June 2019 - December 2019


Minnesota African American history was at the Minnesota Timberwolves games this February, in the TARGET Center's Atrium. MAAHMG partnered with the MN Timberwolves for Black History Month.