Solar Arts Building

Minneapolis

May 2018

 

The first exhibition of the Museum welcomed 3000 visitors in a week.  

Local radio station The Current sent a photographer to capture images from the Purple Preview night. 

The exhibition presented stories, art and personal objects from Prince lovers from Minneapolis and throughout the US, as well as contributions from the UK, Australia, Switzerland, Canada and Germany.  On view: handstiched tribute quilts, paintings, prints, illustrations, photos, video, books, an original song with the sheet music, scrapbooks, a cat suit an Australian fan wore dancing on the stage with Prince, the Le Petit Prince project and one giant papier-mache ancestor puppet originally made for the Minneapolis May Day Parade 2016.  Each work was accompanied by a personal Prince story. 

 

Other special elements included selections from two private Prince collections, one archival and one of memorabilia. A popular feature was the first presentation of Houses of Prince ongoing collaboration between curator Emma Balázs and historian Kristen Zschomler.