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Alex Soth: Sleeping by the Mississippi

May 9 - September 1, 2019

Minnesota artist Alec Soth is one of the most celebrated, awarded, and acclaimed photographers working today. He is the youngest full member of Magnum Photo Agency, the prestigious photographers’ collective, a great honor in a photographer’s career. His award-winning book and exhibition, Sleeping by the Mississippi, explores the landscape of the Mississippi River and people living along its banks. This exhibition features a selection of 21 large-scale photographs from this captivating series.

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Dual Opening Reception

Thursday, May 9, 2019, 5:00-7:00PM

Come celebrate the opening of two exhibitions, Alec Soth: Sleeping by the Mississippi and Maarten Platje: The Early History of the U.S. Navy. There will be passed hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

Free for members and students, others $10

Alec Soth: From Here to There

Thursday, May 30, 2019, 6:00-7:00PM

Join photographer Alec Soth as he leads a discussion on his work. Soth will discuss his work in the exhibition Sleeping by the Mississppi as well as other work in relation to his overall evolution as an artist.

The event is free thanks to the generous support of Ernest and Sally Micek in memory of W.B. "Bill" Gautch.


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Dick Record, Mid-West Family


This activity is made possible by the voters of the Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.