A current exhibit at the Weisman Art Museum, "Rose and Melvin Smith: Remembering Rondo," explores the history of St. Paul’s Rondo Neighborhood through the artwork of two of its former residents.
“Melvin R. and Rose J. Smith were residents of St. Paul’s Rondo neighborhood for many years—Rose for most of her life and Melvin from 1963 to 1968. The Smiths’ artwork consists of urban scenes and portraits that present realist, expressionist, and at times allegorical takes on Black life in America. The works in this exhibition are drawn from their Rondo series—a sprawling body of work that stands as an elegiac anthem for that lost neighborhood and the enduring community that lives on in its wake.”
Exhibit on now through September 8th
At the Weisman Art Museum
333 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55455