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  • $9 seniors and college students w/ID
  • $9 active military w/ID
  • $6 children ages 6-17
  • Free Tuesdays 5-8 pm
  • Free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members.
     

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2014 Oct 25

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Sights, Sounds and Soul: Twin Cities Through the Lens of Charles Chamblis

On view through Jan. 4, 2015

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 from the 1970s and '80s, alongside artifacts including suits worn by Prince and Jellybean Johnson in the movie Purple Rain.

Do you know the people and places in these photos? Were you there? Please share with us what you know about these images and your stories may be part of the exhibit. Click on an image below and then click on "add comment" on the next screen to share information about a photo. 

View more Charles Chamblis' photos in our collections.