The Minnesota History Center is pleased to share with you our upcoming slate of exhibits for 2016.
continues through March 20, 2016
Discover the sometimes quirky, always fascinating history of our seemingly commonplace suburban environment—from cars to cul de sacs, ranch houses to redlining and malls to millennials. This exhibit is developed by the Minnesota Historical Society. (5,000 sq. feet)
Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation
April 30 – July 10, 2016
Get to know the Indian American experience and the community’s vital political, professional and cultural contributions to American and Minnesotan life and history. A hybrid exhibit featuring 24 panels created by the Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center will be augmented with artifacts, oral histories, and personal reflections developed by the Minnesota Historical Society in collaboration with members of Minnesota’s Indian American community. (2,500 sq. feet)
One out of every 100 Americans, from Silicon Valley to Smalltown, USA, traces his or her roots to India. In Minnesota, Indian immigrants and their families number just under 40,000. Breakthroughs in business, the arts, medicine, science, and technology, and the flavorful food, flamboyant fashion and yoga of India have become a central part of our culture.
This exhibit explores the Indian American experience and the community’s vital political, professional, and cultural contributions to American and Minnesotan life and history. A dynamic panel exhibition created by the Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service will be augmented with artifacts, oral histories, and personal reflections developed by the Minnesota Historical Society in collaboration with members of Minnesota’s Indian American community.
See upcoming events related to the exhibit.
Share your objects, photos and stories with us
We are looking for stories, objects, and photographs that help tell the story of Minnesota’s Indian American community for the exhibit. Do you have an object, a photograph, or a story that you’d like to share with us? Please fill out this form.
Indian Oral History Project
In 1992 the Minnesota Historical Society launched its first oral history project on recent immigration in cooperation with the India Association of Minnesota (IAM). The narrators in that project, chosen with an eye to diversity of birthplace in India and religion, provided remarkable perspective on their lives and on the many facets of adjustment to American life and culture, and to settlement in Minnesota. The success of that project, and the rich historical information it provided, launched a joint effort of the Society and the IAM to ensure ongoing documentation of Minnesota’s important and growing Indian community. The Society and IAM completed their fifth oral history project in 2006.
Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation was created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.
What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones
April 30 – Aug. 14, 2016
Explore the creative genius behind some of the most enduringly popular cartoons and animated films of all time including the characters of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the hapless but optimistic Elmer Fudd. This exhibit is organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity and the Museum of the Moving Image. (5,000 sq. feet)
Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Sept. 24, 2016 – Jan. 16, 2017
This exhibit features the iconic Vince Lombardi Trophy, state-of-the-art audio/visual and interactive experiences, and rare professional football memorabilia among more than 200 artifacts, photos and other items. It is the largest traveling exhibit ever produced by the Pro Football Hall of Fame of Canton, Ohio. Timed to be on display just as the new Vikings stadium opens, this exhibit will feature a “Hometown Tribute,” to the Minnesota Vikings. (5,000 sq. feet)