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Cultural Museums

Celebrating Our Common Humanity

Discovering our common cultural roots - art, sculpture, traditions, literature, belonging. Post on social media with #CulturalMuseums #MNCultures

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Photo: Minnesota African American Heritage Museum

Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery

"The Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery (MAAHMG) preserves, records and celebrates the history, art and culture of Blacks in Minnesota through exhibitions, programs and community events."

Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery


Hmong Museums

Three Museums, each with a different focus, provide a glimpse into Hmong culture and traditions.

Hmong Cultural Center

Center for Hmong Studies

Hmong Museum (Digital)

Photo: Hmong Cultural Center Museum


The Somali Museum of Minnesota

"The Somali Museum is the home of traditional Somali arts in Minnesota."

The Somali Museum of Minnesota

Photo: Somali Museum of Minnesota



Latino Art Gallery

In Saint Paul's Eastside - Clues Latino Art Gallery and Indigenous Roots Cultural Center

Latino Art Gallery

Indigenous Roots


Photo: American Swedish Institute

American Swedish Institute

"A cultural center and museum in Minneapolis, ASI presents art and cultural exhibitions and offers innovative educational programming."

American Swedish Institute


Photo: Gammelgården Museum


"Meaning “old farm” in Swedish, the Gammelgården Museum is an open-air museum devoted to preserving, presenting, and promoting Swedish immigrant heritage in the United States. ."

Gammelgården Institute

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Photo National Khmer Legacy Museum

National Khmer Legacy Museum

"The National Khmer Legacy Museum & Performing Arts Center aims to bring the root of Southeast Asia's 3000 year history to life!"

National Khmer Legacy Museum

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Photo: The Museum of Russian Art

The Museum of Russian Art

"The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) is North America’s only museum devoted to exploring the art and culture of Muscovite Russia, the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, its former republics, and post-Soviet Russia."

The Museum of Russian Art


Finn Creek Museum

"Finn Creek Open Air Museum is an 18-acre interpretive site, devoted to preserving the heritage of the Finnish Culture and those people who immigrated to the area in the early 1900's."

Finn Creek Museum

Photo: Finn Creek Museum


Photo: Sami Cultural Center of North America

Sami Cultural Center of North America

"...dedicated to education about Sami and Sami-North American history and culture."

Sami Cultural Center

Norway House

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Photo: Norway House

“Norway House connects the United States and contemporary Norway through arts, business, and culture.”

Norway House

Celtic Junction Arts Center

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“The Celtic Junction Arts Center (CJAC) was founded in 2016, with a mission to celebrate, promote, and preserve cultural arts and community.”

Celtic Junction Arts Center

Photo: Celtic Junction Arts Center


Minnesota Museum of American Art

“The M is more than a museum, more than brick and mortar. Minnesota Museum of American Art is an inclusive community arts center for all who call the Twin Cities home.”

Minnesota Museum of American Art


This virtual tour is made possible with support from the Minnesota Humanities Center and the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Thanks to MayKao Fredericks and Eden Bart for inspiration.

Thanks Oromia11 for video production.


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Thank you for visiting.  This site is not intended to be all encompassing of Minnesota’s rich and diverse cultures, resources and cultural museums, but a starting point to help with the learning journey.  We welcome your suggestions and will do our best to make periodic updates. We provide resources on this page as an “educational resource” (  By using this site you agree we are not responsible for the experience of visitors to the business or institution, or the experience of the business or institution with people visiting this business or institution, or products and services purchased or offered at these businesses or institutions, listed on the tour, or any other liability or experience of the visitor or business owner or institution.

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