history/culture

AMERICAN SWEDISH INSTITUTE

2600 Park Av. S., Mpls. • 612-871-4907 • www.asimn.org

On view: “Papercut! The Incredible Psaligraphy of Karen Bit Vejle” and “Entangled Introductions: The Work of Sonja Peterson.” Ends May 25.

Upcoming: “Love Norway X: Installations by Ian Ward Garlant,” opening May 10. “The Living Tradition of Ryijy — Finnish Rugs and Their Makers,” opening May 31. “The Image of Strindberg,” opening June 14.

GRAND PORTAGE NATIONAL MONUMENT HERITAGE CENTER

170 Mile Creek Road, Grand Portage • 1-218-475-0123 • www.nps.gov/grpo

On view: “Elders Craftwork at Grand Portage.”

FAGEN FIGHTERS WWII MUSEUM

2450 540th St., Granite Falls • 1-320-564-6644 • www.fagenfighterswwiimuseum.org

On view: A collection of operational aircraft and vehicles; also bronze sculptures and interactive multimedia displays.

FORT SNELLING

At Hwys. 5 & 55 near Minneapolis- St. Paul airport • 612-726-1171 • www.historicfortsnelling.org

On view: Museum opens Memorial Day weekend. “IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas.”

Upcoming: “Fort Snelling’s Upper Post: A Walk Through Time,” opening July 22.

HENNEPIN HISTORY MUSEUM

2303 3rd Av. S., Mpls. • 612-870-1329 • www.hennepinhistory.org

On view: “The Century of the Child” and “Curiosities and Remnants.”

History Center of Olmsted County

1195 W. Circle Dr. SW., Rochester • 1-507-282-9447 • www.olmstedhistory.com

On view: “A Compendium of Pipes: Selections From the Permanent Collection,” ending June 1. “The Evolution of Women’s Gowns: A 150-Year Photographic Illustration of Changing Erotic Zones,” ending June 28. Also tours of the historic Mayowood Mansion.

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

902 E. 1st St., Duluth • 1-218-728-0630 • www.rain.org/~karpeles/dul.html

On view: The original proposal draft of the Bill of Rights; the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Abraham Lincoln, as well as documents by Beethoven, Mozart and others.

Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center

600 S. Lake Av., Duluth • 1-218-720-5260 • www.lsmma.com

On view: The historic Fresnel lens that once lit the Duluth Ship Canal. Walking tours feature the history of Canal Park.

MILL CITY MUSEUM

704 S. 2nd St., Mpls. • 612-341-7555 • www.millcitymuseum.org

On view: Displays about the intertwined histories of the flour industry, the Mississippi River and the city of Minneapolis. Exhibits include “A Choice of Weapons.”

MILLE LACS INDIAN MUSEUM

43411 Oodena Dr., Onamia • 1-320-532-3632 • www.mnhs.org/places/sites/mlim

On view: Objects, videos and interactive displays tell the story of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.

Minnesota Discovery Center

1005 Discovery Dr., Chisholm • 1-218-254-7959 • www.mndiscoverycenter.com

On view: Permanent exhibitions on the Ojibwe and Gov. Rudy Perpich, as well as outdoor exhibits.

Upcoming: “The Sami Reindeer People of Alaska,” opening Monday.

MINNESOTA HISTORY CENTER

345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul • 651-259-3000 • www.minnesotahistorycenter.org.

On view: “Sights, Sounds and Soul: Twin Cities Through the Lens of Charles Chamblis.”

Upcoming: “Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s,” opening May 24.

Somali Artifact & Cultural Museum

1516 E. Lake St., Mpls. 612-234-1625 • somalimuseum.com

On view: “Treasures of Nomadic Life,” an exhibit highlighting the craftsmanship in traditional nomadic societies.

Spam Museum

1101 N. Main St., Austin • 1-507-437-5100 • www.spam.com/spam-101/the-spam-museum

On view: Interactive displays about the history of the canned meat, including a World War II exhibit, trivia and vintage advertising.

STEARNS HISTORY MUSEUM

235 33rd Av. S., St. Cloud • 1-320-253-8424 • www.stearns-museum.org

On view: “Power on the Prairie,” an interactive exhibit that tells the story of rural electrification.

Other permanent exhibits include “On Solid Ground,” the story of the granite industry, and “Memories in Miniature,” a collection of models.

WINONA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

160 Johnson St., Winona • 1-507-454-2723 • www.winonahistory.org

On view: “From Wapasha’s Cap to Sugar Loaf: The Story of Winona’s Landmark,” ending June 15.

Upcoming: “The Art of Fine Furniture,” opening June 21. Also, mingle with the Great River Shakespeare Festival company June 14 at “Chocolate, Shakespeare & Champagne.”

 

the arts

Duluth Art Institute

506 W. Michigan St., Duluth • 1-218-733-7560 • www.duluthartinstitute.org

On view: “(Un)ordinary,” works by Emi Lyman. “Native Skywatchers,” works by Annette Lee, William Wilson and Carl Gawboy.

GOLDSTEIN MUSEUM OF DESIGN

1985 Buford Av., St. Paul • 612-624-7434 • http://goldstein.design.umn.edu

On view: “Signed by Vera: Scarves by an Iconic Designer.”

Upcoming: “Alexey Brodovitch: Art Director,” opening Sept. 19.

MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS

2400 3rd Av. S., Mpls. • 612-870-3000 • www.artsmia.org

On view: “Matisse: Masterworks From the Baltimore Museum of Art,” ending May 18.

Upcoming: “Finland: Designed Environments” (Saturday). “The Look of Love: Eye Miniatures From the Skier Collection” (May 17). “Marks of Genius: 100 Extraordinary Drawings From the Minneapolis Institute of Arts” (July 13).

MINNESOTA MARINE ART MUSEUM

800 Riverview Dr., Winona • 1-507-474-6626 • www.minnesotamarineart.org

On view: “William Bradford and the Arctic” and “The Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints From the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art.”

Upcoming: “X-ray Vision: Fish Inside Out,” opening May 16. “Carved by the River: Woodcut Prints by Nick Wroblewski,” opening July 6. “Revisiting Twain’s Mississippi: New Photographs by Chris Faust,” opening Aug. 15.

MINNESOTA MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

141 4th St., Suite 101, St. Paul • 651-797-2571 • www.mmaa.org

Upcoming: “CuratorKids” and St. Paul School District honors art exhibition (opening May 15). Minnesota Biennial (June 12). “From There to Here” (Aug. 21).

MUSEUM OF RUSSIAN ART

5500 Stevens Av. S., Mpls. • 612-821-9045 • www.tmora.org

On view: “The Art of Collecting,” paintings from the Raymond and Susan Johnson collection.

NEMETH ART CENTER

301 Court Av., Park Rapids • 1-218-237-5900 • www.nemethartcenter.org

On view: Works by Melba Price. “Impressions II: Woodcuts and Wood Engravings from the Permanent Collection.”

Upcoming: Works by Amber Fletschock and Abby Patterson, opening June 5. Works by Caroline Kent, opening July 5. “Midwest Multiples” juried show, opening Aug. 7.

ROCHESTER ART CENTER

40 Civic Center Dr. SE., Rochester • 1-507-282-8629 • www.rochesterartcenter.org

On view: “Chiharu Shiota: Presence in the Absence,” ending May 18. “Henny Linn Kjellberg: Critical Mass.”

Upcoming: “Lamar Peterson: Suburbia Sublime,” opening June 7.

ROURKE ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM

521 Main Av., Moorhead • 1-218-236-8861 • www.therourke.org

On view: “Prairie Horizons,” works by Warren W. Kessler and Jon Offutt, ending May 11.

WALKER ART CENTER

1750 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. • 612-375-7600 • www.walkerart.org

On view: “Album: Cinematheque Tangier,” ending May 18; “Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s Process,” ending June 20, and “Midnight Party,” ending Aug. 3.

Upcoming: “Art Expanded, 1958-1978” and “Christian Marclay: The Clock,” opening June 14.

WEISMAN ART MUSEUM

333 East River Rd., Mpls. • 612-625-9494 • www.weisman.umn.edu

On view: “Siberia: Imagined and Reimagined,” ending May 18. “WAM@20: Paper,” ending July 6.

Upcoming: “WAM@20: MN,” opening June 14.

 

nature/science

BAKKEN MUSEUM

3537 Zenith Av. S., Mpls. • 612-926-3878 • www.thebakken.org

On view: Explore our electrical world through “Ben Franklin’s Electricity Party,”“Frankenstein’s Laboratory,” “Mysteries of Magnetism” and more.

Upcoming: “The Best Days of the Bakken,” July 18-26.

BELL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

10 SE. Church St., Mpls. • 612-624-7083 • www.bellmuseum.umn.edu

On view: “Audubon and the Art of Birds,” ending June 8. Also: ExploraDome planetarium shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, and the first Thursday evening each month.

Upcoming: “Bell Social,” an evening of art, science and music May 3 featuring work by Andy DuCett and food from Gastro Non Grata.

COMO ZOO

1225 Estabrook Dr., St. Paul • 651-487-8200 • www.comozooconservatory.org

On view: Animal habitats, summer flower show and gardens.

Upcoming: Mother’s Day Bonsai show, May 10-11. Sparky the Sea Lion show, beginning May 24.

DULUTH CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

115 S. 29th Av. W., Duluth • 1-218-733-7543 • www.duluthchildrensmuseum.org

On view: “Dinosaurs Unearthed,” a showcase of real and replica fossils and animatronic dinosaurs.

GREAT LAKES AQUARIUM

353 Harbor Dr., Duluth • 1-218-740-3474 • www.glaquarium.org

On view: “Fire, Ice and the Rise of Life.”

Upcoming: “Shipwrecks Alive!” opening July 4th weekend.

MINNESOTA LANDSCAPE ARBORETUM

3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska • 952-443-1400 • www.arboretum.umn.edu

On view: More than 1,000 acres of gardens and natural areas. “Center of Gravity II,” photography by Peter Juhl, ending May 17.

Upcoming: “Butterflies: Beauty in Flight,” opening May 17. “Nature in Glass: The Wonders of Craig Mitchell Smith,” opening May 31. Highgrove Florilegium, opening June 24.

MINNESOTA ZOO

13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley • 952-431-9200 • www.mnzoo.org

On view: More than 500 species of animals on six trails, plus a bird show.

Upcoming: “Big Bugs,” 13 supersized animatronic bugs along the Zoo’s Northern Trail, opening May 24.

SCIENCE MUSEUM OF MINNESOTA

120 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul • 651-221-9444 • www.smm.org

On view: “Ultimate Dinosaurs”: From big (the savage Giganotosaurus) to small, species you’ve never encountered, ending Aug. 24.

 

specialty

MINNESOTA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

10 W. 7th St., St. Paul • 651-225-6000 • www.mcm.org

On view: “Native Voices: New England Tribal Families,” ending May 11. “Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice,” ending May 26.

Upcoming: “Creativity Jam,” opening May 24. “Thomas and Friends,” opening June 14.

MINNESOTA FISHING MUSEUM

304 W. Broadway, Little Falls • 1-320-616- 2011 • www.mnfishingmuseum.com

On view: Thousands of artifacts related to Minnesota’s fishing heritage including boats, lures and a live aquarium.

MINNESOTA MILITARY MUSEUM

15000 Hwy. 115, Little Falls • 1-320-616-6050 • www.mnmilitarymuseum.org

On view: “Minnesota’s Two Civil Wars.”

PAVEK MUSEUM OF BROADCASTING

3517 Raleigh Av., St. Louis Park • 952-926-8198 • www.museumofbroadcasting.org

On view: Antique radio, television and broadcast equipment.

Upcoming: Pavek Museum Garage Sale, May 16-17.

U.S. HOCKEY HALL OF FAME

801 Hat Trick Av., Eveleth • 1-218-744-5167 • www.ushockeyhall.com

On view: A tribute to former U.S. Olympic gold medal-winning coach Herb Brooks as well as hockey videos and historic memorabilia.

Upcoming: An outdoor exhibit featuring six inductees, opening in June.