Museum News





“Near North African American Community, Minneapolis” MNopedia, January 15, 2020

“Finding Minnesota: African American Heritage Museum And Gallery In Minneapolis”  WCCO TV, Feb 16, 2020

“This Week’s Destinations for Digital Culture: June 3 to June 9” The magazine Antiques, June 3, 2020

“Museums Seek Public’s Help to Record History as It Happens – Non Profit News” Nonprofit Quarterly, June 22, 2020

“Preserving the murals made during the uprising.” Southwest Journal, June 26, 2020.

“A global list of Black-owned/founded museums, art galleries, and spaces.” Dazed, June 19, 2020.

African American museums rush to document, contextualize America’s protests”  Washington Post, June 19, 2020

“Black Lives Matter street mural coming to Plymouth Avenue” Insight News, July 8, 2020

“38th Street Dreams.” Southwest Journal, July 13, 2020.

“Artists paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural on Plymouth Avenue” KTSP, July 18, 2020

Historic Black Lives Matter Mural Painted in Minneapolis, Unicorn Riots, August 8, 2020

“Trying To Fund, And Found, A Venue For ‘Radical Freedom Of Expression’ In Minneapolis” NPR, August 12, 2020

Minnesota African American Heritage Museum reopens Aug. 18 with timely exhibits, precautions” MN Spokesman Recorder, August 13, 2020

“Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery Reopens” Visit Black History, August 16th, 2020. 

“George Floyd Exhibit Now Part of Minnesota Museum” WCCO Radio, August 19th, 2020

“MN African American Heritage Museum and Gallery reopens” KVUE, August 19, 2020 

“MN African American Heritage Museum and Gallery reopens.” KARE 11,  Aug 22, 2020.

“Meet Artists Behind the ‘Black Lives Matter’ Street Mural.” Minnesota Monthly, Aug 14, 2020.    

“Minnesota African American Heritage Museum reopens with new exhibits documenting George Floyd protests” Fox 9, August 18, 2020

“Campaign Aims To Preserve Plywood Art From Boarded-Up Minneapolis Businesses Following George Floyd’s Death” CBS Minnesota, Aug 23, 2020.

“Op-ed: Preserving the memory of what just happened.” The Architect’s Newspaper, Sept 25, 2020. 

“Exhibits at Minnesota African American museum keep George Floyd’s spirit alive.” The Star Tribune, Oct 2, 2020.

“Black Lives Matter” Mural Kicked off George Floyd-Related Art Projects” Minnesota Monthly, October 6, 2020

“Mannequin trees’ deck the halls at virtual holiday exhibition” Star Tribune, November 25, 2020

“Artists, activists around the US rush to save Black Lives Matter murals” Associated Press, December 14, 2020


“Meet the black women who established Minnesota’s first African American museum” Face to Face Africa, January 4, 2019

“50 in 50: Museums That Capture Black History Across America” TravelNoire, January 30, 2019

“Coventry Cowens – MN African American Heritage Museum & Gallery” Verve, March 4, 2019

8 Seasons of Art. Directed by Phil Prospers McGraw.” Twin Cities: Monarch Melanin Films, Mar 26, 2019.

“23 Best Free Things to Do in Minneapolis.” VacationIdea – Dream Vacation Magazine, July 20, 2019.

“Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery celebrates one-year anniversary with gala” Insight News, September 18, 2019

“Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery tells the stories that have not been told” Duluth News Tribune, September 30, 2019

“Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery tells the stories that have not been told” Brainerd Dispatch, September 30, 2019

“State’s only African American museum celebrates its first year” MN Spokesman Recorder, October 2, 2019

“Life-Etiquette Tips for a Memorable Trip to the Museum.” Minnesota Spokesman Recorder, Oct 19, 2019.


“African American history museum set to open its doors.” Minnesota Spokesman Recorder, August 22, 2018.

“Minnesota African American Heritage Museum set to open in September” Insight News, August 31, 2018

“New African American Heritage Museum Celebrates Contributions.” MPR News, Sept 8, 2018.

“Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery opens on September 8” MPLS STPL MAG, September 8, 2018

“’A Revelation’: Scenes from opening day at the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery” MinnPost, Sept 10, 2018

“Minnesota finally gets an African-American museum, thanks to two visionary women” Star Tribune, September 28, 2018

Minnesota Finally Gets an African-American Museum Thanks to Co-Founders Tina Burnside and Coventry Cowens” Good Black News, September 29th, 2018

“African American Heritage Museum introduces culture” The Echo, October 14, 2018

“These Two Black Women Just Opened Minnesota’s First African American Museum” Because of Them We Can, October 16, 2018

“Year in Review: Minnesota’s Arts & Culture Scene in 2018” Growler Mag, December 3, 2018

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