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The Gordon Parks Gallery serves a multi-faceted mission; to support the arts curriculum and cultural activities of Metropolitan State University, and to preserve the legacy of the 20th century multi-media artist Gordon Parks. As an academic venue, the Gallery is committed to providing educational opportunities for adult learners through internships, student exhibitions and related programming. As a civic venue, the Gallery is dedicated to exposing Minnesotans to the life and work of Gordon Parks through youth and community outreach programs. The Gallery is dedicated to showing the work of various subjects, media, forms and content by diverse artists, including emerging and established artists of various ethnic and cultural background.


The Gordon Parks Gallery is located in the Library and Learning Center on the St. Paul Campus at 645 East Seventh Street.

Gallery Hours

Monday Thursday, 11 a.m. 7 p.m.
Friday Saturday, 11 a.m. 4 p.m.
No Friday hours during summer months.
Phone: 651-793-1631

To request accommodations for a disability, call Disability Services at 651-793-1540 or 651-772-7687 (TTY)

Current Exhibit


reception: Thursday, Oct. 8, 5 pm – 7:30 pm, gallery talk by artist from 7 pm – 7:30 pm

show dates: Oct. 9 – Nov. 6, 2015

Describing her work, Krumm said, "For over a decade, I have been engaged with an ongoing body of work that investigates relationships between labor, gender, duality, time and culture. My personal connections to place and community-connections that constantly develop, shift and are often transient and fleeting-inform the results. I embrace traditionally "domestic" and gender-specific techniques in my creative practice, including crochet and blacksmithing. As working processes, these universal means of cultural production bear the mark of history and connect me to generations of makers."

Regarding the exhibition, Erica Rasmussen, gallery director, said, "Krumm's latest sculptural works may be her most compelling works yet. Beyond her impeccable craftsmanship, her artwork speaks of complimentary forces and elements; masculinity and femininity, industrial and domestic, flexibility and fragility, and familiarity and foreignness. Her new works, incorporating manipulated metals and hand-blown glass, are powerful and poetic."

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