Pop-Up Exhibition: Black & White Blues

On view: July 19 – 29, 2018
Opening party: Thursday, July 19, 6 – 9 p.m., with a performance by guitarist and singer Erik Christenson at 7 p.m.
In-gallery performance by singer/songwriter Ken Valdez: Friday, July 20, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Show Gallery | 346 N. Sibley Street, St. Paul

Minnesota artist Marc Norberg’s photographs of iconic blues musicians

The M is partnering with the Show Gallery Lowertown and Lowertown Blues and Funk Fest to present a pop-up exhibition sampling the museum’s collection of Marc Norberg‘s arresting black-and-white portraits of iconic blues musicians. (These photos were originally published in a book by the same title published in 1995.)

In addition to the exhibition, look for live music performances at the Show Gallery during the Lowertown Blues Fest. In the gallery, you’ll also hear audio of the performers whose portraits are on the wall, from a recording made to accompany the book in which these photographs originally appeared. The exhibition and related programs are all free and open to the public.

Extended gallery hours during the Blues Fest: Thursday,  6 – 9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Gallery hours from Thursday, July 26 – Sunday, July 29: Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon – 3 p.m.

This event is part of The M Off-Site series of programs happening throughout the Twin Cities, while the M is closed for construction of its new facility.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.