Gallery opening: “How Do We Remember”

Metropolitan State University Gordon Parks Gallery “How Do We Remember?” a solo exhibition by Japanese-American artist Kinji Akagawa, opened Thursday, Jan. 26. In this installation, mixed media drawings adorn the walls and vintage school desks occupy the gallery floor to address the subject of learning.

The exhibit encourages viewers to reflect on their personal experiences of education, identity and vocation.

Visitors are invited to interact with the exhibit by sitting at the desks and reflecting on their personal experiences of education, and the shaping of their own identities and vocations. The arrangement of the desks will change from week to week to suggest that learning doesn’t adhere to any particular style or model.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday. The gallery is located at the university’s Saint Paul Campus in the Library and Learning Center, 645 East Seventh Street. The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 24.

For more information about the exhibit, contact Erica Rasmussen, gallery director, at 651-999-5942 or e-mail erica.rasmussen@metrostate.edu.

The exhibit encourages viewers to reflect on their personal experiences of education, identity and vocation.