The Gordon Parks Gallery serves a multi-faceted mission; to support the arts curriculum and cultural activities of Metropolitan State University, and to preserve the legacy of the 20th century multi-media artist Gordon Parks. As an academic venue, the Gallery is committed to providing educational opportunities for adult learners through internships, student exhibitions and related programming. As a civic venue, the Gallery is dedicated to exposing Minnesotans to the life and work of Gordon Parks through youth and community outreach programs. The Gallery is dedicated to showing the work of various subjects, media, forms and content by diverse artists, including emerging and established artists of various ethnic and cultural background.
The Gordon Parks Gallery is located in the Library and Learning Center on the St. Paul Campus at 645 East Seventh Street.
Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
No Friday hours during summer months.
To request accommodations for a disability, call Disability Services at 651-793-1540 or 651-772-7687 (TTY)
Please join The Gordon Parks Gallery for the annual
Featuring a presentation by Shannon Gibney entitled - Gordon Parks' 21st Century Legacy:
Using Interdisciplinary Art for Social Change in the Academy and Beyond
Location: Saint Paul Campus, Library 306
Show dates/times: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, 3-4 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Hearts for Fashion
featuring the student designs of MCTC’s Apparel Technologies program
Reception: Thursday, Jan. 30, 4:30 – 7 pm
Show dates: Jan. 24 – Feb. 28, 2014
This exhibition spotlights the student designs from the Minneapolis Community and Technical College’s (MCTC) Apparel Technologies program, who have participated in the American Heart Association’s annual “Go Red” fashion show at the Mall of America over the last four years. The event connects fashion, women’s heart health, educating the community about heart disease and embracing a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Regarding the show, exhibition coordinator and MCTC faculty member Vicki Johnson has said, “The students provide original designs created from concept to completed garment for the fashion show that meets specific criteria provided by the “Go Red” campaign. The students’ designs are an interpretation of how the issue of heart disease has affected their lives. With each design a personal story emerges on how heart disease has touched their lives, someone they know or how their designs will make a difference helping to promote a healthy lifestyle. The students express themselves in a variety of ways and continue to inspire us with their creativity.”