Mill City Museum

704 South 2nd St.
Mpls, MN 55401
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Tues-Sat, 10 am -5 pm
Sunday, Noon -5 pm
Monday, Closed
 
 
 

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  • $12 adults
  • $10 seniors (65+) and college students w/ID
  • $6 children ages 5-17
  • Free for children age 4
  • Free for MNHS members
  • Veterans and active military receive free admission with ID on Veterans Day
  • Museums on Us: One free admission for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch card holders the first full weekend of every month. Bring your card and picture ID.

 

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2017 Dec 17

 

Exhibit - "Sights, Sounds, Soul: The Twin Cities Through the Lens of Charles Chamblis"

Sights Sounds and Soul book cover

This photography exhibit is a companion to the new book of the same name from the Minnesota Historical Society Press.

During the 1970s and ’80s, photographer Charles Chamblis captured the vibrant social and artistic life of the Twin Cities’ African American community. Musicians and other artists are shown performing, dancing, and interacting with enthusiastic audiences at once-thriving but now lost clubs, such as the Taste Show Lounge, Riverview Supper Club, Fox Trap, Nacirema Club, and others on Minneapolis’s North and South sides. Among the legendary soul, funk, and R&B acts depicted are Flyte Tyme, Prophets of Peace, Terry Lewis, Jimmy Jam, Morris Day, Prince, and many other influential musicians who helped establish the so-called Minneapolis Sound.

Beyond the nightlife, Chamblis’s portraits, images of family gatherings and weddings, fashion photography, landscapes, and photos of community events offer intimate and rare glimpses into the life of African Americans in the Twin Cities at these particular moments in time. Chamblis’s images offer a trip back in time and leave a legacy unlike any other photographer.

The exhibit of framed photographs and a slideshow including many unpublished photos will be located in the museum’s central Mill Commons, and is free and open to the public during regular museum hours through March 31, 2018.

          Singer Maurice McKinnies in wig, with an unidentified bass player, at the Flame nightclub in Minneapolis                             Children wading in Lake Calhoun (Bde Maka Ska)