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Join us for a free opening party featuring music by Minneapolis funk and soul pioneers Prophets of Peace to celebrate the new exhibit, “Sights, Sounds, Soul: The Twin Cities Through the Lens of Charles Chamblis," a companion to the new book of the same name from the Minnesota Historical Society Press.
Music by Prophets of Peace 7:00-8:00 Remarks 8:00 Cash bar available
During the 1970s and 1980s, 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’ 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.
A cash bar will be available. The exhibit of framed photographs and a slideshow including many unpublished photos will be located in the museum’s central Mill Commons, and is free and open to the public during regular museum hours through March 31, 2018.