history/culture

AMERICAN SWEDISH INSTITUTE

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

On view: “Nobel Creations: Inspired by the Nobel Prize,” fashion, music and floral creations by contemporary artists, ends May 24

Upcoming: “Amp Up! The Hagstrom Guitar Sensation,” opens June 20. “The History of Swedish Music in Three Minutes or Less,” opens June 20. Midsommar Celebration, opens June 20.

GRAND PORTAGE NATIONAL MONUMENT HERITAGE CENTER

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

On view: Exhibits about the Grand Portage community, memorabilia and historic artifacts. Also a historic train depot, gardens and trails.

Upcoming: Rendezvous Days and Powwow, Aug. 7-9.

FAGEN FIGHTERS WWII MUSEUM

24505 40th St., Granite Falls • 1-320-564-6644

On view: Operational aircraft and vehicles, bronze sculptures, interactive multimedia displays.

FORT SNELLING

At Hwys. 5 & 55 near Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport • 612-726-1171

On view: Museum opens Memorial Day weekend.

Upcoming: “Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service During WWII,” opens May 23. “Lincoln: The Constitution & the Civil War,” opens July 8.

HENNEPIN HISTORY MUSEUM

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

On view: “Hennepin County Dines Out,” through Sept. 6. “Old Italy Comes to Hennepin County: Paintings by Aniello Aprea,” through May 31.

Upcoming: “A Loom Here, A Loom There: A History of the Weavers Guild of Minnesota,” opens June 14. “Hey, Aren’t You Somebody? Portraits by Frank and Pam Gaard,” opens June 14.

HISTORY CENTER OF Olmsted COUNTY

1195 W. Circle Dr. SW., Rochester • 1-507-282-8447 • www.olmstedhistory.com

On view: Objects from the museum’s permanent collection.

Upcoming: Historical weapons and guns exhibit, opens in June.

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. Also walking tours of Canal Park.

MILL CITY MUSEUM

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

On view: Displays about the entwined histories of the flour industry, the Mississippi River, and the city of Minneapolis. “Remembering the Bohemian Flats: One Place, Many Voices” exhibit ends Nov. 1.

MILLE LACS INDIAN MUSEUM

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

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

Upcoming: Memorial Day powwow, May 25.

MINNESOTA DISCOVERY CENTER

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

On view: “Out of the Shadows: The Rosalee Goddard Vogel Collection.”

MINNESOTA HISTORY CENTER

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

On view: “We Are Hmong Minnesota.” Also “Then Now Wow,” and “Grainland.”

Upcoming: “Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair,” opens May 23.

SOMALI ARTIFACT AND CULTURAL MUSEUM

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

On view: Nomadic artifacts and contemporary paintings from the Somali diaspora.

STEARNS HISTORY MUSEUM

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

On view: Two floors of exhibits including “Power on the Prairie,” “Flowing Through Time” and “Artfind.”

WINONA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

On view: “Uh, What’s That? Marvelous Medical Instruments,” ends June 15.

Upcoming: “The Art of Fine Furniture 2015,” opens June 20. “We Are Winona: The Cultures of Winona County,” opens Aug. 6.

the arts

DULUTH ART INSTITUTE

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

On view: “Found Horizons,” works by Karen Owsley Nease, ends June 4. “Port City Supply Co.,” works by Cody Paulson, ends June 4.

Upcoming: “The Poetics of Evolution,” textile sculptural forms by Carolyn Halliday, opens May 14.

GOLDSTEIN MUSEUM OF DESIGN

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

On view: “Design Cycles: A Bike Show,” ends May 10.

Upcoming: “Alexey Brodovitch: Art Director,” opens May 29.

MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS

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

On view: “The Habsburgs: Rarely Seen Masterpieces From Europe’s Greatest Dynasty,” ends May 15. Also “American Modernism: Selections From the Kunin Collection” and “100+: A Photograph for Every Year of the MIA.”

Upcoming: “Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia,” opens June 18. “Leonardo da Vinci, the Codex Leicester and the Creative Mind,” opens June 21. “Minneapolis Satellite Reef,” opens Aug. 23.

MINNESOTA MARINE ART MUSEUM

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

On view: “The Wood Engravings of Winslow Homer,” “Seeking the Sublime: Works by Stephen Hilyard.”

Upcoming: “Ocean Soul: National Geographic Photographs by Brian Skerry,” opens July 24. “Mississippi River Scenes by James D. Butler,” opens Aug. 15.

MINNESOTA MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

332 N. Robert St., St. Paul • 651-797-2751 • www.mmaa.org

On view: SPPS Honors Art Exhibition, ends May 3.

Upcoming: “Summertime,” opens May 15. “Paul Shambroom: Lost” opens Aug. 20.

MUSEUM OF RUSSIAN ART

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

On view: “Russian American Artists in Minnesota,” ends May 31. “Romance in Soviet Art,” ends Sept. 20. “Russian Imperial Porcelain Easter Eggs,” ends Sept. 13.

Upcoming: “Russian Samovars,” opens June 6.

NEMETH ART CENTER

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

On view: Contemporary sculpture by Amy Toscani and work by Renee Danz.

Upcoming: Works by Gregory Fitz and Christopher Aitkins, opens July 31.

ROCHESTER ART CENTER

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

On view: “Until the Break of Dawn,” paintings by Melba Price, ends June 7.

Upcoming: “Kurt Perschke: Redball Project Drawings and Collage,” opens June 6.

ROURKE ART MUSEUM

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

On view: “Raised on the Red: Five Decades of Emerging Talent at the Rourke,” ends May 31. “Women of the Permanent Collection.”

Upcoming: 56th Annual Midwestern Invitational, opens June 18.

WALKER ART CENTER

1750 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. • 612-625-9494 • www.walkerart.org

On view: “75 Gifts for 75 Years,” marking the Walker’s 75th anniversary as a contemporary art center, ends July 26. “International Pop,” ends Aug. 29.

WEISMAN ART MUSEUM

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

On view: “Feast: A Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art,” ends May 10. “Artful Giving: Lilian (Babe) and Julius Davis,” ends Aug. 9.

Upcoming: “Local Time,” opens June 13. “Black & White,” opens Aug. 29.

nature/science

BAKKEN MUSEUM

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

On view: Explore the science of electricity in “Frankenstein’s Laboratory,” “Mysteries of Magnetism” and more.

COMO ZOO & CONSERVATORY

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

On view: Animal habitats and summer flower show.

Upcoming: Mother’s Day Bonsai Show, May 9-10. Marjorie McNeely Conservatory 100th anniversary celebration, June 19-21. Japanese lantern lighting festival, Aug. 23.

GREAT LAKES AQUARIUM

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

On view: Aquarium habitats from the Great Lakes and around the world. “Shipwrecks Alive!” explores sunken ships and diverse ecosystems.

HEADWATERS SCIENCE CENTER

413 Beltrami Av. NW., Bemidji • 1-218-444-4472 • www.hscbemidji.org

On view: “Climate, Energy, and Community,” ends June 15. Kid-friendly interactive natural history exhibits.

MINNESOTA LANDSCAPE ARBORETUM

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

On view: “Weird, Wild & Wonderful” botanical art exhibit, ends May 17.

Upcoming: “Nature Connects: Art With Lego Bricks,” opens May 15. “K Is for Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate,” opens May 23.

MINNESOTA ZOO

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

On view: More than 500 species of animals on six trails.

Upcoming: “Fish Bites,” June 11. “Brew at the Zoo,” Aug. 7. “Tiger Tracks 5K and Kids’ Run,” Aug. 22.

SCIENCE MUSEUM OF MINNESOTA

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

On view: “Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience,” ends Sept. 7. “Tape­Scape,” ends May 10.

Upcoming: Big Back Yard outdoor gallery with mini-golf, prairie maze, gardens and exhibits, opens June 20.

specialty

Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota

224 Lamm St., Mankato • 1-507-386-0279 • www.cmsouthernmn.org

On view: Just opened, it offers hands-on exhibits and activities including a mini-quarry and a Play Porch modeled on the Betsy-Tacy books.

DULUTH CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

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

On view: Interactive exhibits include fossil displays, Kids Create Corner, a Stock Market Game.

Upcoming: “From Here to There,” opens May 30.

MINNESOTA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

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

On view: “Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit,” ends May 31. “Creativity Jam,” ends May 10.

Upcoming: “Broken? Fix It,” opens May 23. “Arthur’s World,” opens June 13.

MINNESOTA FISHING MUSEUM

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

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

Upcoming: A fishing history show-and-tell with Ray Tuholsky on May 7.

MINNESOTA MILITARY MUSEUM

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

On view: Minnesota’s largest repository for military artifacts and records.

Upcoming: “Minnesota Voices From Vietnam,” commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, opens July 18.

PAVEK MUSEUM OF BROADCASTING

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

On view: Radio and television artifacts from the Jack Mullin and Joe Pavek collections.

Upcoming: Pavek Museum Garage Sale, May 15-16.

U.S. HOCKEY HALL OF FAME

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

On view: Historic hockey memorabilia, videos and exhibits honoring former U.S. Olympic gold medal-winning coach Herb Brooks.