Art in the Library

The Duluth Public Library is proud to partner with area organizations to exhibit diverse and culturally representative art from our region. Diversity recognizes the complex differences and similarities in points of view, identities, life experiences, attitudes, and personalities among individuals within our institution and community. Library staff is developing relationships with artists and organizations to exhibit their artwork. Please see the library art policy for more information.

Current Exhibit

 

"Through Our Eyes"
A collaboration with AICHO, various artists
November 2019 – January 2020
Located at the Main Library, second floor, Computer Center

Exhibit Description

The exhibit consists of ten photographs created by Native American youth and is part of the Seven Teachings series representing the Anishinaabe Seven Grandfather Teachings: Wisdom, love, respect, bravery, honesty, humility, and truth. AICHO hosted a five-day photography and digital storytelling workshop for Native American youth which allowed the kids to access traditional culture through a modern medium, resulting in the vibrant exhibit which is on display through mid-January.

About the Organization

American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) honors the resiliency of Native American people by strengthening communities and centering Indigenous values in all aspects of our work; we provide housing and supportive services while also managing arts, cultural, and food sovereignty initiatives in Duluth, MN. Our operating philosophy is that every Native American deserves to live in a non-violent and non-threatening environment and has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. Our spirit of innovation is tied to our Indigenous community, the artists, and our commitment to create community change.