Documenting a Reckoning: The Murder of George Floyd Exhibit Opens at Mill City Museum on March 17

The exhibit runs through June 5, 2022

WHAT: A new exhibit at Mill City Museum examines that long year in the Twin Cities from the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, to the Chauvin trial with a guilty verdict on April 20, 2021, as documented in 54 images by diverse professional, community and student photographers. The goal is to highlight the people and events that changed the region and showcases some of the powerful images created during that time. 

On April 1, an opening reception for Documenting a Reckoning will include a panel discussion led by Brent Lewis, New York Times photo editor and exhibit juror with Octavio Jones, freelance photographer, Gene Garvin, community photographer and others whose work is featured in the exhibit. The reception also commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar will be available.

WHEN/WHERE: Ongoing March 17-June 5
Opening Reception, Friday, April 1, 6-8 p.m. Open to the public. RSVP.
Mill City Museum, 704 South 2nd St., Minneapolis, Minn., 55401
Cost: Free, open to the public during regular business hours.

ABOUT: The murder of George Floyd at the knee of a police officer brought demonstrations and protests that swept the Twin Cities – and the world – at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. It brought people to the streets who had never before protested, and inspired photojournalists and other photographers to create images with lasting impact. It motivated some to pick up a camera for the first time. While the story is not over, this time period in particular had a profound effect on the region. This exhibit brings 54 of those images together to help create a broader sense of the influence of these events on our lives.

Documenting a Reckoning: The Murder of George Floyd is presented by the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota and was previously on view at the Elmer L. Andersen Library.
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