Sib Pauv Zog: A Hmong Cultural Harvest

The last place anyone might expect to see good art is in the dark tunnel below the Hennepin County Government Center. But you can find it in this exhibition of artwork by Hmong folks in Minnesota, featuring artists from ArtCrop and curated by Oskar Ly. One of the most striking works is "Fridges," a life-size photo installation by second-generation Hmong-American Kazua Melissa Vang. She offers two starkly different photos showing the shift in mentality from the first generation to the second: an image of her own fridge, which is filled up but not overflowing, and of her mom's, which is stuffed to the brim — a symbol of abundance. (7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. through January. A-Level of the Government Center, 300 S. 6th St., Mpls. Free.

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