Wing Young Huie: Retrospective opens July 29, 5 to 7 pm at the Duluth Art Institute Depot site in the Morrison Gallery. Don’t miss this special opportunity to meet Wing and see a special presentation of his university avenue slide show.
Duluth Art Institute
Friday, July 16th
5 to 7 pm
By popular demand the Duluth Art Institute is hosting a special send-off to say Bon Voyage to the Smithsonian Exhibit “In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits” with music by Kip Jones and half-price admission to the exhibit! Don’t miss the last chance to see the most popular art exhibit of the summer before it makes the long trek to Texas — the next stop on its tour.
Kip Jones will send off the exhibit in National Geographic style. He describes his music as “traditional fiction” or “experimental folk”; that is, traditional music from regions or people that don’t exist. Having dragged his violin across the Americas from Cape Breton to Tierra del Fuego, and across Asia from Kanyakumari to Jeollanamdo, years of travel have shaped his music into something both structurally foreign and profoundly American.
Everyone is welcome. The exhibit’s official last day is Sunday, July 18. The Depot is open every day 9:30 – 6 pm. Call or email the Duluth Art Institute – 218-733-7560 or [email protected] for more information.
Organized by the Smithsonian Institution, this exhibit is supported locally by a grant from the Depot Foundation, sponsored by Cartier Agency and in partnership with the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center
Friday, July 16
8:30pm doors open | 9:30pm board train | 1am return home
Put on your best dress khakis and hiking boots for the Duluth Art Institute Expedition Train! Inspired by the National Geographic Greatest Portraits exhibit currently on view, the Duluth Art Institute is sending visitors on assignment into the wilds of Duluth.
Your adventure begins at the Depot train station where you’ll enjoy live music by local favorites Tryke and two free drink tickets. This is also the last chance to view the Smithsonian exhibit “In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits” for free. The train will depart the Depot station at 10pm and bring explorers deep into Duluth’s unexplored backcountry (if by backcountry you mean Emily’s Eatery to hear music by Kip Jones).
You’ll be given a number of adventure assignments during your trip, so choose your fellow traveling partners well! The train will return home by 1 am. The ticket price includes music, train ride, viewing of the Smithsonian show, and drink tickets.
Call or email the Duluth Art Institute to get your tickets today – 218-733-7560 or getart @ duluthartinstitute.org
Monday, June 21, at the Duluth Art Institute Depot site. Tour the galleries and the National Geographic “In Focus” exhibit for free at 6:30, then head down to the Zelda theater at 7:30 for a free screening of the 1967 film “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.”
In 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the integration of segregated schools in America, including their events. In 1970 the town of Charleston, Mississippi, finally allowed black students into their one high school. White parents refused to integrate the school Graduation Dance, starting a tradition of separate, parent-organized White Proms and Black Proms. In 2008, it changed. “Prom Night in Mississippi” follows the disturbing, surprising, and hope filled steps to the first integrated prom at Charleston High School.
This is the second in the series of three “Free Movie Mondays” offered by the Duluth Art Institute. Tour the exhibit “National Geographic Greatest Portraits” for free from 6:30 to 7:30 then join everyone in the Depot’s Zelda Theater for a movie that provides a portrait of racism in our country today.
The Duluth Art Institute kicks off the first of three Free Movie Mondays on Monday, May 24. At 6:30 pm take a self-guided tour of the exhibit: In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits on the fourth floor of the Depot the head down to the Zelda Theater on the first floor of the Depot at 7:30 pm for a screening of Rear Window.
This Thursday, May 20, from 5 to 7 pm, the the Duluth Art Institute is opening its latest exhibit “In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits.” Portrait stations will be set up along side the professional photos on view – visitors to the opening are invited to bring a camera and friends to try their own hand at the unique process of capturing a sitter’s story.