As part of the Art and Healing exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, there are 29 items from local artists that were given to the mother of Philando Castile after he was shot by a police officer in 2016. These were selected from the hundreds of pieces that Valerie Castile had been exhibiting in her home. I encourage everyone to take in this exhibit. In fact, I believe that all Minneapolis police officers, elected officials and people that work on policy making for the city and state should also make a point of getting over to the Minneapolis Institute of Art in July to take in this collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and even a quilt. They are moving and powerful.
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Ave.
The Fantastical Worlds of Kim Simonsson
Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling life-sized figures of children and animals in “moss-covered” ceramics, often found in natural settings that lead the viewer into an imaginative, fairytale-like world inspired by the forests of Finland. His work illustrates the Moss People community, with reason to believe that the children living in the forest have experienced difficult rites of passage as part of their growth and development.
Through July 15
The Bakken Museum
3537 Zenith Ave. S., 55416