Current Exhibitions

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Window Installation at the M

1.5: A Southeast Asian Diaspora Remix

September 24, 2020 – January 31, 2021

The Southeast Asian Diaspora Project (SEAD) in partnership with Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) is proud to present 1.5: A Southeast Asian Diaspora Remix.

The exhibition showcases work by Southeast Asian diaspora artists. As part of reimagining the 45th anniversary of the diaspora, SEAD has gathered stories from the community and worked with artists to respond to stories with visual artworks.


Jose Dominguez: It’s Okay To Laugh

Skyway Installation

With It’s Okay to Laugh, Twin Cities-based artist Jose Dominguez populates the windows of the St. Paul Skyway with lively and colorful vinyl designs of imagined creatures. These characters capture the dynamism of the Skyway system—a space people move through repeatedly, but where they  always encounter new faces.

Dominguez aims to infuse the space with a sense of play, as his exaggerated characters play hide-and-seek with the public. With their bright colors and bold lines, his joyful and unexpected characters highlight the absurdity and humor of daily human interactions.