Wakpa Triennnial Art Festival
The Anderson Center at Tower View is pleased to be one of two organizational partners in Greater Minnesota for the Wakpa Triennial Art Festival, presented by Public Art Saint Paul.
The place that is now known as Red Wing, Minnesota has been a meeting place for people from different cultures for more than a thousand years. The Anderson Center is just one of many entities in the community working together to tell the full story of shared histories and collective hopes for our future. Visit Red Wing to explore this beautiful Mississippi River Tower and learn more about the people and cultures who call it home.
He Mni Can
The trailhead at He Mni Can is a collaboration between the City of Red Wing and Prairie Island Indian Community. Interpretive signage and public art share the site's rich history. The panels reflect connections both communities have with the bluff. Push the buttons on the large "storyteller" panels to hear words spoken in Dakota by Arthur Lockwood, Prairie Island Dakota Language Program Director.
Stand in the Shadows
Seitu Jones’ Stand in the Shadows series marks sites and people significant to African American History. The corner of Plum and 5th Streets in downtown Red Wing remembers Jeremiah Patterson, who partnered with Julia B. Nelson to open Red Wing’s first Black-White owned business, the Equal Rights Meat Market, in 1897. Seitu Jones was a 2022 Public Artist Resident at the Anderson Center.
Threads of Connection & Belonging
Using high tech platforms and traditional embroidery, Cecilia Cornejo shares broad perspectives on one idea: What does it mean to be home? The voices that populate this exhibition have been gathered in Southeastern Minnesota through Cornejo’s multiplatform project, "The Wandering House." LEARN MORE