Storefront protest art on display

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On May 22, at Phelps Field Park, Save the Boards, Memorialize the Movement and the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery hosted the first exhibit of the plywood boards of protest art that emerged during the May 2020 uprising. Named “Justice for George: Messages from the People,” this was the first public installation where murals could be viewed together in one location. Musicians performed as a dozen artists on site created new paintings on fresh plywood. More than 800 boards have been collected so far, and the goal is to raise capital for a permanent space so the boards can be on display at all times. More information is at memorializethemovement.com. See the Messenger online and the July edition for more coverage of events commemorating the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death. (Photo by Jill Boogren)

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