The first exhibition of the Museum was held in Minneapolis in May 18-24 2018 at Solar Arts Building, Minneapolis.
It featured stories, art and personal objects from Prince lovers from Minneapolis and throughout the US, as well as contributions from UK, Australia, Switzerland, Canada and Germany.
It was a multi-layered gathering of diverse voices, showing the many ways people from around the world celebrate Prince’s impact on their life. The exhibition featured 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fan wore dancing on the stage with Prince, the Le Petit Prince project and one giant papier-mache ancestor puppet originally made for the Minneapolis May Day Parade 2016.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 story.
The exhibition included selections from two Prince collections, one archival and one of memorabilia, together with the personal Prince stories of the collectors. Also on show was the first stage of a research project Houses of Prince by the curator Emma Balazs and Kristin Zschomler, a result of extensive research into the houses Prince lived in through his life.
See below for installation images.
See the Stories & Art section for images and stories from the first exhibition.
A call for contributions to the next exhibition will be issued as soon as the next venue is confirmed.