RONDO: Beyond the Pavement: See the film and meet the artists who created it!
Through filmed interviews with elders who lived the story, RONDO chronicles the attempted destruction of a flourishing African heritage community, sliced in half by the construction of Interstate 94 in the 1950s and ’60s and by Housing Redevelopment Authority home removals through the early ’70s. Today, this is a story of resilience, celebrating the persistence of spirit that defines the meaning of community.
Free showings, followed by panel conversations with the artists:
Model Cities, Thurs, June 20, 6–8 p.m., 839 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55104
Hallie Q. Brown Center, Wed, June 26, 5:30–7:30 p.m., 270 N Kent St, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Jimmy Lee Rec Center (outside), Fri, July 12, dusk, 1076 Iglehart Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104
Weisman Art Museum, Wed, July 17, 5:30–7:30 p.m., 333 East River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Science Museum of Minnesota, Thurs, July 18, time TBD, 120 W Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55102