James J. Hill House
240 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102

Hours

Sunday 1 pm-4 pm
Monday 10 am-4 pm
Art Gallery only
Tuesday 10 am-4 pm
Art Gallery only
Wednesday 10 am-4 pm
Thursday 10 am-4 pm
Friday 10 am-4 pm
Saturday 10 am-4 pm

Daily Tours

Guided tours begin every half hour and are 75 minutes. The last tour begins at 3:30 pm.

Contact

651-297-2555

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Exhibits

Beyond Fitzgerald: Art and Literature in Minnesota During the 1920s and 1930s

This exhibit examines the work of Minnesota authors and artists who were active during the 1920s and 1930s, exploring themes from class systems to economic disparity and emerging social realism.

Many Minnesota writers were incredibly active during this period, but today F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis and O.E. Rolvaag are the only names most 21st century readers recognize. In addition to Fitzgerald, Lewis and Rolvaag, the exhibit features several women writers, like Margaret Banning, Grace Flandrau and Martha Ostenso, who wrote many incisive works and were especially good at describing the rapid pace of social change.

While the majority of Minnesota visual artists in the 1920s and 1930s were experimenting with modern interpretations of portraiture and landscape painting, a handful demonstrated a growing social awareness both at home and abroad. Like Fitzgerald, many Minnesota artists traveled to Europe to study, create and immerse themselves in Jazz Age culture. The exhibit features the art of Adolf Dehn, Syd Fossum, Clement Haupers and George Resle, who explored the new realities of urbanization, poverty and unemployment in their work.

This exhibit is on display June 17-Sept. 3, 2017. Exhibits may be viewed as part of regular tours or with gallery-only admission of $2.

"Unemployed Men in Minneapolis" by Edwin Nooleen, 1933

"The Aristocrat" by Adolph Dehn

A 1934 copy of "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Pressure" by Margaret Culkin Banning