Art and Faith Bridging the Jewish and Black Communities:
Stories of a Historic North Minneapolis House of Worship
The University of Minnesota Religious Studies Program and its partners will host an exhibit and two-day community-oriented opportunity to learn about and engage with the intertwining histories of the Jewish and Black communities in North Minneapolis. The exhibit and symposium, titled Art and Faith Bridging the Jewish and Black Communities: Stories of a Historic North Minneapolis House of Worship, will take place at UROC. Opening exhibit, lecture, and reception: 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 10. Symposium, 9 a.m., Thursday, May 11. Events are free and open to the public; in-person or zoom registration for the symposium is required.
Symposium attendees will learn about North Minneapolis's marginalized communities through stories related to a landmark building that has served as the spiritual home of two congregations: the Jewish Tifereth B’nai Jacob congregation that built the building in 1926 and worshiped there until 1957, and the Holiness-Pentecostal First Church of God in Christ congregation that has worshiped in the building since purchasing it in 1957.
The World Inside You:
Investing in North Minneapolis
August 5 through September 12
The Investing in North Minneapolis exhibition presents community-informed student projects supporting an equitable and green North Minneapolis. In fall of 2021, North Minneapolis residents worked with University of Minnesota architecture students to develop urban planning ideas for North Minneapolis. Ranging from after-school activity centers to green art streets, Investing in North Minneapolis is an exhibit of those ideas in 20+ large format sketches and architectural renderings.
Through August 3, 2021
About the Artist
Sarah Sampedro is a Minneapolis-based photographer interested in social systems, relationships, community, and belonging. Her interest lies in revealing some of the hidden factors that construct social relationships: she has photographed her Minneapolis neighborhood in the midst of an argument over historic designation and gentrification, created a multi-media installation using racially restrictive real estate contracts from Hennepin County, and traveled across Europe to research and photograph border walls.
Minnesota Black Fine Art Virtual Show
"N the No"- February 1 through March 28, 2020
Artivist Ta-coumba Aiken brings his distinctive, healing-focused renderings to the UROC Gallery for "N the No." Part exploration, part investigation, the show asks, "What is the truth? How might you live differently if you knew the truth?"