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8/22/2017 3:31:00 PM Email this articlePrint this article 
Hmong Museum Shares Art At The MSP Airport
Hmong Museum is one of a few organizations invited to curate a mini-exhibit at the new display cases constructed in the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) through the ARTS@MSP program.

Hmong Museum's goal for the exhibit was to show unique art by local Hmong artists with the textile theme. "We chose textiles because it transcends beyond the borders of culture but maintains uniqueness that represents the Hmong people," says Mai Vang, Hmong Museum Chair. "Additionally, it allows us to show visitors and locals alike how diverse our community is in Minnesota."

With millions of people passing through MSP each year, the colorful painting of Kao Lee Thao is sure to attract visitors. Her triptych shows three women wearing traditional Hmong clothing and sewing paj ntaub or flower cloth. The second artist featured is Tousue Vang who took inspiration from storycloths that traditionally showed experiences in Laos and Thailand and created a digital storycloth of Hmong experiences in Minnesota.

If you're traveling through MSP this summer, be sure to stop by Concourse E of the airport.

Hmong Museum is a grassroots 501(c)3 cultural organization in the Twin Cities established in 2013. It began as a passion-driven project to bring Hmong history to life and preserve all things Hmong. As a museum without walls, the organization focuses on bringing rich cultural programming to community spaces. For more information contact: Mai Vang at hmongmuseum@gmail.com.




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