Listening Session:
Somali Museum of Minnesota

Saturday, April 1, 3:30 p.m.
Somali Museum of Minnesota | 1516 E. Lake Street | Minneapolis, MN

The M is partnering with the Somali Museum of Minnesota to hear your experiences about how art fits into your day-to-day life.

  • Is art important to your community? If so, in what ways?
  • Does American art, as you see it in museums and galleries, reflect your life and that of your friends and neighbors
  • What programs would you like to see, or see expanded, for the arts where you live?

The M is working with cultural organizations around the state to hold community discussions tackling questions like those you see above. Through these conversations, we’re hoping to glean information about the changes necessary to make museum spaces like the M truly inviting and open to all who are interested in the arts.

This conversation will be facilitated by Abdirahman Hassan, Gallery Guide and Accessibility Coordinator at the Somali Museum, Jacob Vasquez, and Jessica Eckerstorfer, Arts Access Manager at the M. Traditional Somali food will be provided; the first half-hour will be devoted to socializing and refreshments.

No prior arts experience is needed to join in the conversation. In fact, we encourage anyone with a curiosity in the arts, or who is interested in broadening the reach and impact of regional arts and culture, to join the conversations. Listening Sessions are free and open to the public.

The M’s Listening Sessions are supported, in part, by the taxpayers of Minnesota, thanks to a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.