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Nemeth Art Center 40th Anniversary Exhibit

June 22, 2017
MYSYSYPYN: First Colony
Opening Reception & Symposium
Saturday, June 24th, 2017, 3:00-6:00

The Nemeth Art Center’s is pleased to celebrate its 40th Anniversary with an exhibit entitled First Colony June 24th, 2017.

The public reception and symposium including refreshments will be held in Park Rapids from 3:00 - 6:00 pm with presentations by Professor Mary Windgerd, author of North Country: the Making of Minnesota, Simon Zornes, White Earth based artist and Anishinaabeg historian, and Sheila Dickinson, Twin Cities based art critic and curator. Presentations will reflect the evolving experience of Native American and Minnesota history in our time.

First Colony is the second in an ongoing series. Staged near the Mississippi headwaters, the exhibition of contemporary art and historical pieces continues an exploration of America’s colonial interior. First Colony makes use of the Nemeth Art Center’s holdings: old European masters and African arts and craft works and the exhibit features multigenerational artists working with unconventional media who offer contemporary readings of imperialism by Aaron Spangler, Damien Davis, Joan Bemel Iron Moccasin, Jon Gomez, and Kelly Sena. The MYSYSYPYN is a platform for exchange and art exhibitions on the histories, cultures, and lands along the Mississippi River initiated and curated by Matthew Schum, PhD.

Nemeth Art Center
10:30 - 4:30 pm, Thursdays — Saturdays
(May — September)  

Located in the upstairs of the historic courthouse at:
301 Court Ave Park Rapids, Minnesota

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Admission to the Nemeth Art Center is always free. More information on the exhibit can be found at:
Michael Dagen, Executive Director
(218) 255-7182
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