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Gordon Parks Gallery

The Gordon Parks Gallery ascribes to 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 multimedia 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. Gordon Parks 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 backgrounds.

Current Exhibit

Due to COVID-19, the Gordon Parks Gallery will remain closed for the whole of the academic year. However, the following show will take place virtually under the direction of Interim Gallery Director Zoe Cinel. The exhibition is accessible online as a series of videos recording the performances and of the Virtual Reality artwork.

Refresh: the Space in Between a Screen and a Body

May 3–July 1, 2021: Respecting current events and to give the artists and the community space to grieve and celebrate, the exhibition's opening has been moved to May 3. We apologize for the inconvenience and we hope you can visit the virtual gallery soon.

Refresh: the Space in Between a Screen and a Body virtual panel discussion

6 - 7 p.m., Thursday, June 24, 2021

A virtual panel discussion with the artists, curator and tech team behind the exhibit Refresh: The Space in Between A Screen and A Body now on display at Gordon Parks Gallery. Full description...

  • Hours
    • Monday–Thursday
      11 a.m.–7 p.m.