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Innovation in the Kitchen: Foley Manufacturing Company


March 19, 2019 Image from HHM Collections This Foley food mill in the collection at Hennepin History Museum was one of Foley Manufacturing Company’s most popular products.  Foley was founded in 1926 by Walter M. Ringer. When he introduced [...]

Innovation in the Kitchen: Foley Manufacturing Company2024-03-21T15:15:07-05:00

Past, Present, and Future: Thoughts from the Curator


Hero (Father and Son’s), Digital Collage, Acrylic, Paper on Canvas. 24” x 18” Untitled (Men by Fire), Digital Collage, Acrylic, Spray-paint, Paper on Canvas. 24” x 36” Last year, Hennepin History Museum commissioned Past, Present and Future: The [...]

Past, Present, and Future: Thoughts from the Curator2024-01-30T16:26:56-06:00

The West Lake Gallery


Bettye Olson. "Water and Bridge," Watercolor and Oil Pastel. 35" x 27" Circa 1999. 1/30/2024 The West Lake Gallery opened in 1965 as the first women-founded art gallery in the Twin Cities. Over twenty years, West Lake Gallery hosted hundreds [...]

The West Lake Gallery2024-01-23T12:46:37-06:00

“Before a Woman Enters the Booth”


10/26/2023  Officially adopted in 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment states that the “right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” Before this important victory, [...]

“Before a Woman Enters the Booth”2023-10-28T15:37:00-05:00

Mary Gale Hobbs: Bold and Whimsical


Backgammon Players, Oil on Canvas, 25" x 39” The Mary Gale Hobbs’ collection in Hennepin History Museum is bright and full of character. Hobbs’ bold color choices catches the eye and her playful portraiture imparts personality, not just of [...]

Mary Gale Hobbs: Bold and Whimsical2023-10-03T13:41:42-05:00

Wanda Gág: From Childhood to All Creation


August 1, 2023 Progress, 1936. By Wanda Gág (1893-1946) Lithograph. 17.5" x 20.5" Wanda Gág (pronounced Gog) was born in New Ulm, Minnesota in 1893. She was the eldest of seven children born to Czech-immigrant parents. Both of her [...]

Wanda Gág: From Childhood to All Creation2023-09-02T13:05:33-05:00

Birney Quick and the Grand-Marais Art Colony


May 24, 2023 Harbor – Grand Marais, 1954. Birney Quick (1912 – 1981) Ink on Paper. 18.525" x 24.5" Birney Quick (1912-1981) produced more than 10,000 works of art in his lifetime. He was a teacher, loved to fish, [...]

Birney Quick and the Grand-Marais Art Colony2023-09-02T13:03:59-05:00

Master Lithographer: Eugene Larkin


March 28, 2023 "The Violinist" c.1960. Woodcut Print on Fiber Eugene Larkin (1921 – 2010) brought lithography to Minneapolis. He ardently supported art history, loved artistic experimentation, and was an educator through and through. Whether in the classroom or [...]

Master Lithographer: Eugene Larkin2023-05-04T10:46:43-05:00

Cameron Booth’s Love of Horses


February 1, 2023 "Dapple Gray" 1964, Cameron Booth When I catalogued Dapple Gray, I knew it was one of my favorites from the collection. Part of it was the bold red fence, the size of the work (only a [...]

Cameron Booth’s Love of Horses2023-05-04T10:47:21-05:00
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