september, 2017

28sep6:30 pm7:30 pmArt as Community Platform: Transforming Practices of Engagement


Event Details

In conjunction with the opening of the exhibition “A Place We Share” (, Mia’s hosting a round table discussion with prominent arts and community leaders to explore the powerful role art can play in community building. Aimed at fostering cohesion between those living in the Phillips and Whittier neighborhoods and arts institutions such as Mia, this event highlights several successful local models that inspire public engagement with the arts. Participants include: Aliza Nisenbaum (artist), DeAnna Cummings (CEO, Juxtaposition Arts), Rory Wakemup (artist/Gallery Director, All My Relations Arts), and Gabriel Ritter (Curator of Contemporary Art, Mia).

This event is FREE and open to the public!

Key topics and questions for discussion will include: How can a museum or public art space function as a community platform? How can art be used as a tool for community building and collaboration? How might cross-sector partnerships, using art as a vehicle for collaboration, reduce barriers and build greater social cohesion in our communities?

Generous support for this artist residency is provided by the Mary Ingebrand-Pohlad Charitable Foundation.

Generous support for “Art as Community Platform” provided by: The Bush Foundation


(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Minneapolis Institute of Art

2400 S 3rd Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404