Several Twin Cities museum curators are teaming up to throw an annual monthlong celebration that they hope will put a new focus on the state's huge museum community.
The New York Times this week took a look at a state that boasts 600 museums -- twice as many per capita as the national average.
This year's celebration will focus mostly on raising public awareness of a rich museum tradition in Minnesota, though the founders hope to expand in years to come.
Some museums will feature special programs and events:
The Bakken Museum’s “Mothers of Invention,” a day-long celebration of women in science, featuring a live performance of a play about Mary Shelley plus talks by women scientists (May 12)
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts’ “The Sports Show,” which spotlights the artistic and cultural impact of sports media through iconic photographs (through May 13)
Woodland pottery workshops at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post (May 12 and 19)
Walker Art Center’s “Lifelike,” an international and multigenerational exhibition featuring artworks that are startlingly realistic and sometimes surreal (through May 27)