The Hennepin History Museum collections include an extensive number of chairs, settees, benches and stools. This exhibition looks at a few of them. The twentieth century ushered in a monumental range of chair styles influenced by many design movements including Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Craftsman, Primitive and Colonial. The chairs exhibited here reflect some of these movements and look at the chairs of choice used by some Hennepin County residents, circa 1840-1960s. The museum is located at 2303 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, located a half block north of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA).
Hennepin County Government Center
Monday — Friday
7:30 a.m. — 6 p.m.
Hennepin Gallery exhibits are part of the county’s commitment to serving the community with a variety of fine arts and educational displays. These exhibits are presented free of charge and are open to the public.
Use of the space is limited to exhibits sponsored by Hennepin County or other government agencies, arts organizations, nonprofit organizations, and groups receiving approval from the County Board of Commissioners.
|May 2013||Celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month offers a glimpse into the lives of Asian communities within the county.||Hmong ABC Bookstore, the Chinese Heritage Foundation, the Korean Service Center, and the personal collection of Hennepin County Library — Augsburg Park Librarian Phuoc Tran.|
|April 2013||Latino Artists in Minnesota features the works of emerging local artists.||Latino Cultural Center of Minnesota|
|March 2013||Celebrating 30 Years of Moving from Conflict to Resolution portrays how county residents move from conflict to resolution through mediation and restorative services.||Community Mediation Services, Inc.|
|February 2013||Bibliophilia: Collecting Black Books features a selection of books from the Archie Givens Sr. collection of African American Literature.||Archie Givens, Sr. Collection of African American Literature|
|December 2012 - January 2013||A Century of Quilts provides a look at historic Hennepin County quilts.||Hennepin History Museum|
|November 2012||Voting: Our Voice includes historic election materials from the 1880s to the present.||Hennepin County Public Affairs|
|October 2012||Learning Dreams: Art + Community + Curiosity highlights artist-designed mobile structures that draw attention, engage people, and stimulate learning.||Learning Dreams|
|September 2012||One Minneapolis, One Read is a community-driven effort to create a citywide reading experience.||One Minneapolis One Read|
|July-August 2012||Hennepin County Employee Art Show features painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, textiles and more.||Hennepin County|
|June 2012||Bunce Island displays historical photos and text of the journey of the slave trade and African Americans from Sierra Leone.||Bunce Island|
|May 2012||Classical Ballet includes Costumes, photographs and other performance memorabilia.||Ballet Minnesota|
For older exhibits, see our gallery on Flickr.
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