May is here, which means we are celebrating the first annual Minnesota Museums Month! In honor of MN Museums Month, GMD is giving away our haute new lanyard to new members that sign up during the month of May. Minnesota Museums Month is a collaboration among museums of all types--historical, art, science, military, zoo, and more--to raise awareness of the importance of museums across the state in contributing to and sustaining community.
Mark your calendar to watch TPT's Museums Creating Community on your MN channel, Sunday May 6, 8pm. This documentary about MN museums features GMD Director, Lin Nelson-Mayson, who was interviewed as a representative of the MN Association of Museums. The diverse museums of Minnesota allow us to remember our past while they reflect our present, and they provide unique experiences that inspire us to think beyond our own communities.
MN has 600 museums! Search the MN museum list to plan your visit; rediscover your favorites, and find a MN museum that is new to you!
Museums Creating Community is a Minnesota Partnership Production - a
co-production of the Minnesota Association of Museums, the Minnesota Historical Society, the Hennepin History Museum, and Twin Cities Public Television.
Funding has been provided by an Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Partnership Grant through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.
By Jenny Parker: Goldstein Museum of Design Graduate Assistant, MFA candidate in Graphic Design and Museum Studies