Power Couples: Selections from the Permanent Collection
View more than 20 portraits from the MNHS collection exploring couples throughout Minnesota history, including husbands and wives, fathers and sons, sisters and even an aunt and uncle. This exhibit also highlights the changing style in portraiture over the last 175 years.
Featured couples are famous historic figures—like James J. and Mary T. Hill and fur trader and politician Henry Rice and his wife Matilda—as well as lesser known people, such as 20th-century orthopedic surgeon John F. Pohl and his wife Alice. The portraits include work by Minnesota artists Elof Wedin, Clara Mairs, Melvin Smith and more.
Power Couples runs Jan. 15-May 15, 2016.
Exhibits may be viewed as part of regular tours or with gallery-only admission of $2.