Exhibitions & Events
April 22 - Aug. 21, 2022
Familias Unidas: Tribute to the Migrant Farm Worker Labor Movement in Wisconsin, 1960s-70s
In the 1960s and 1970s, Chicano/a and Latinx migrant farm workers and other community members organized to improve working conditions, housing and social services, challenge discrimination in hiring practices, and advance bilingual programs and a greater access education. Known as the Farm Workers Movement, it continues to be consequential to the Hispanic community and the nation at large today. The Grohmann Museum and Latino Arts Inc. are pleased to present this joint exhibit. Family, activism and education will serve as a focal lens to reflect on the drive behind the actions taken by underserved people and allies to assert the value of their work, their right to better quality of life, and greater access to education.
Sept. 9, 2022 - Feb. 26, 2023
A Time of Toil and Triumph: Selections from the Shogren-Meyer Collection of American Art
As a part of our 15th anniversary celebration, the Grohmann Museum is organizing a blockbuster exhibition from one of the premier collections of American industrial art—The Shogren-Meyer Collection. A collection focused primarily on the art of the 1930s and 40s, it also includes many fine examples from the surrounding decades, with many created during the depression era—a time of both toil and triumph.
Now making their home in the Twin Cities, Dan Shogren and Susan Meyer met while in college at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where both majored in history. It was at that time they took a keen interest in the era on which the collection is based, the “interwar period,” a time of American reinvention—economically, socially, and artistically. They have since built one of the finest collections of American Art concentrated on this time.
Selected from the hundreds of works in their collection, A Time of Toil and Triumph will include dozens of paintings and photographs by Aaron Bohrod, Margaret Bourke-White, John Steuart Curry, Walker Evans, Lewis Hine, Edmund Lewandowski, Dorothea Lange, Thornton Oakley, and Isaac Soyer, among many others. Organized alongside the exhibition are several educational programs (lectures, tours, workshops, and panel discussions) planned throughout its run, specifically created in celebration of this Museum milestone.
Grand Opening Event
September 9, 5-8 p.m.
Introduction to an Era - A Gallery Talk with the Collectors (6:30 p.m.)