Two prominent traveling exhibitions are concurrently on display at the Morrison Gallery in the Humanities and Fine Arts building on the campus of the University of Minnesota Morris. The University’s Troy Goodnough of the Office of Sustainability told the KMRS Community Connection that the We Are Water and Why Treaties Matter exhibits tell the stories of those not often represented in such displays and includes the voices of Native people, farmers and young people. Goodnough said he can also help lead visiting school groups through the exhibit, for those still doing field trips.
“For a lot of kids who haven’t maybe been to the Twin Cities and seen the Science Museum or the Minnesota History museum, this is a chance to see some really high quality, informative stories and fact/science-based information about water in our region and our history with Native peoples in our region,” said Goodnough. “So we hope that they will reach out to me and let me know that they’d like to come and we can assist them in any way. But we just hope that people will come and visit.”
The exhibits will run through October 19th. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 to 5 Fridays, and Noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. More details and ways to set up docent-led tours can be found at the web and Facebook pages for WeAreWaterwcmn.