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Upcoming Exhibits

      High School students at the Minnesota State Capitol , circa 1950.

      By Each Generation: 75 Years of Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government

      This exhibit features the YMCA Youth in Government program. In 1946, the program's first year in Minnesota, high school students from across the state met at the Capitol Building in St. Paul. Over the course of the following 75 years, tens of thousands of Minnesota youth have learned about what it means to be part of a democratic society. November 30, 2020 through April 2, 2021
      Image for the exhibit The Mississippi Bubble: John Law and the Collapse of the French Economy, 1718–1720

      The Mississippi Bubble: John Law and the Collapse of the French Economy, 1718–1720

      Here is the story of one of the earliest economic “bubbles” — a lesson in “if it's too good to be true, it probably is” that continues to resonate today. September 14, 2020 through January 8, 2021
      Marketing image for 2019-2020 First Fridays series “Animals in the Archives”

      Roaring Good Tales: Animals in the Archive

      This exhibit features selections from First Fridays' 2019-2020 season — “Animals in the Archives” — where we explored the wild side of history. August 3 through December 31, 2020.
      Image for the exhibit THERE IS ANOTHER SYSTEM: Cybernetics of the Cold War

      THERE IS ANOTHER SYSTEM: Cybernetics of the Cold War

      Since the late 1950s, states and corporations have utilized the various philosophies and applications of cybernetics to control and command the most basic data that underpin society. This exhibit will investigate the political and economic implications, and cultural representations of cybernetics. July 13, 2020 through November 13, 2020
      Political illustration from the exhibit

      Politics of Humor, Humor of Politics: Comics, Graphics, and Illustration From the 18th Century...

      This exhibit features the work of cartoonists, illustrators, and graphic artists who unabashedly address political topics relevant to the concerns of the people. March 27, 2020 through August 14, 2020.
      Image of Uncle Sam

      The YMCA and Relief for War Victims During WWI

      The YMCA deployed 25,926 men and women at home and abroad in the trenches, training camps, leave areas, and prisoner-of-war camps during World War I. This exhibition explores these courageous actors and the significant aid they provided to the armies and civilians of both the Central and Allied Powers. March 23 through June 26, 2020.

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