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Feb 07th

Sights, Sounds and Soul: Twin Cities through the lens of Charles Chamblis Exhibit Opening

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From family reunions to the nightclub scene, there is no one who documented the Twin Cities black community like Charles Chamblis. Affectionately called "The Pictureman," he had a passion for photography and a knack for being everywhere at the right time.

View more than 60 images, alongside artifacts including suits worn by Prince and Jellybean Johnson in the movie "Purple Rain." Attend an open house on Tuesday, April 29, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102 to meet some of the people featured in the new exhibit "Sights, Sounds and Soul: Twin Cities through the lens of Charles Chamblis."

Also, meet with teens who created a special photography exhibit taking inspiration from Chamblis' mission "to feel what he saw." Part of MNHS' Teen Advisory Council, the teens worked with photography instructors and historians to research and document their neighborhoods and community.

Enjoy music, see the exhibits and create new community connections. Light refreshments will be served. FREE. The exhibit is on view, April 26-Feb. 4, 2015 and is free with History Center admission.

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