Museums

Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 E. 4th St., St. Paul 55101
651-797-2571
www.mmaa.org

Ken Gonzales-Day: Shadowlands
Ken Gonzales-Day’s award-winning photographs and research are helping transform our understanding of the history of racialized violence in the United States. He supplements photographs with research and writing that engage critically with art history and blends historical tragedies with current events. Using photography and video, he explores trauma and resistance as experienced and embodied by racially oppressed populations.
Through April 16

American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Ave.
612-871-4907
www/.asimn.org

The Bakken Museum
3537 Zenith Ave. S.
612-926-3878
http://www.thebakken.org

Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN  55102
651-259-3000
http://www.mnhs.org

The Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave. S.
612-821-9045
tmora.org
Art of Valerian Formozov: Visions of the Russian Heartland
The Raymond and Susan Johnson Collection of Russian Art
Inspired by the countryside of central Russia, the works on display reveal a distinct artistic vocabulary, capturing the delicate beauty of the land.
Valerian Formozov was 20 when the war with Nazi Germany began. He fought on the front in WWII, receiving nine medals of recognition for his valor in fighting. After the war, he moved to Latvia, which had recently become one of the 15 Soviet republics. He studied at the Latvian Academy of Art and later taught there. In 1953, he received an opportunity to go to one of the Artist Union’s retreats, the Academic Dacha, about 200 miles from Moscow. The retreat was located in a picturesque country amidst the vast Russian plain. Falling in love with the natural beauty of the region, Formozov bought a log cabin nearby and spent most of his time painting on location in the vicinity of the dacha.
Through February 26, 2017

Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 3rd Ave. S.
612-870-3000
visit@artsmia.org

Science Museum of Minnesota
120 Kellogg Blvd W, St Paul, MN
651-221-9444
Weisman Art Museum
333 E. River Rd.
612-625-9494
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