Saint Paul Almanac at the Weisman Art Museum!

July 17 | 5:30–7:30 p.m.

In conjunction with the Melvin and Rose Smith Remembering Rondo exhibition, the Saint Paul Almanac celebrates Rondo artists and community members past, present, and future. Explore the Remembering Rondo exhibition through storytelling with Beverly Cottman. Watch Rondo: Beyond the Pavement, a Saint Paul Almanac documentary that shows the perspective of Rondo elders through the point-of-view of young Rondo media makers.

Meet the artists and learn more in a panel conversation following the film. Gather and share with the Storymobile, which records your own stories and reactions to the event, and enjoy free ice cream on the plaza. FREE with registration>>


See Saint Paul Almanac’s Storymobile in action!

Storymobile is our solar- and bike- powered traveling audio/film studio that goes to neighborhoods and community events to record and archive stories told by the people who live the experiences. We hope to see you and hear your story!

Here’s what’s coming up:

Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District 10th Anniversary Celebration, Wed, July 10, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., streetscape on Nicollet Mall between Sixth and Seventh streets, and inside 651 Nicollet, Suite 105. Enjoy food trucks, games, music, and people!

Hallie Q. Brown Center, Wed, July 16, 3–5:30 p.m. (Note: This is a date and time change from June 26, listed in our earlier announcement.)

Weisman Art Museum, Wed, July 17, 5:30–7:30 p.m., screening Rondo: Beyond the Pavement as part of the Melvin and Rose Smith exhibition Remembering Rondo (exhibition showing 5:30–9:30 p.m.)

Rondo Days, Sat, July 20

Aardvark in the Park, Sat, July 27, 2-4 p.m., Western Sculpture Park, 387 Marion St, Saint Paul, MN 55103

Little Africa Fest, Sat-Sun, Aug 3–4

RONDO: Beyond the Pavement: See the film and meet the artists who created it!

Through filmed interviews with elders who lived the story, Rondo chronicles the attempted destruction of a flourishing African heritage

community, sliced in half by the construction of Interstate 94 in the 1950s and ’60s and by Housing Redevelopment Authority home removals through the early ’70s. Today, this is a story of resilience, celebrating the persistence of spirit that defines the meaning of community.

Free showings, followed by panel conversations with the artists:

University of Minnesota for Free Minds, Free People, Saturday, July 13 at 8:15 p.m.

Hallie Q. Brown Center, Wed, July 16, 3–5:30 p.m., 270 N Kent St, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Weisman Art Museum, Wed, July 17, 5:30–7:30 p.m., 333 East River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Science Museum of Minnesota, Thurs, July 18, 11-12 p.m. (sold out) and 1-2 p.m., 120 W Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Save the date! Saint Paul Almanac: Resistance and Resilience, Volume 12

Book Release Party
Wed., Sept 18, 7:30 p.m.CHS Field,Securian Club Room, 360 Broadway St, Saint Paul MN 55101

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