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April 6, 2019

Dearly beloved, Prince is coming to MoPOP.

In partnership with The Weisman Art Museum, Prince from Minneapolis will explore both Prince’s creative journey and his influence on other artists and fans.

The exhibition includes nearly 50 artifacts including gorgeous photography reaching back to the beginning of Prince’s career, costumes, a guitar, rare performance footage, and oral histories.

Artists on view include four Minneapolis photographers — Allen Beaulieu, Nancy Bundt, Terry Gydesen, and Robert Whitman — as well as Seattle-based artist Troy Gua, who uses sculptural miniatures to recreate Prince in different settings and the de la Torre brothers, who created memorial spirit figures in glass at Minneapolis’s FOCI glass studio days after Prince’s death.

We’re excited to bring Prince to MoPOP in an exhibition that reflects the spirit of the museum. MoPOP Curator Brooks Peck echoed that feeling at the exhibition announcement: “Prince embodied so many of the themes we like to explore at MoPOP. He drew on the work of the greats who came before him, yet created his own, truly original style and sound. He defied convention and broke boundaries, and he continues to inspire musicians as well as artists of all kinds to this day.”


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