Exhibits

Upcoming Exhibits

Feels the Most

An exhibit of offerings assembled by

Elijah Abdullah, Lilliana Smith and Zaynah Williams

Cultural Heritage Preservation Interns, Summer 2022


Extended dates: August 19 - September 28, 2022

Opening: August 20, 1-6pm (in conjunction with Inside Out)


Art in Commons Studio @ Pillsbury House + Theater

3501 Chicago Ave S

Minneapolis, MN 55407

"Feels The Most" is the culminating project of the Cultural Heritage Preservation Internship Program with George Floyd Global Memorial. This exhibit shares a small selection of offerings originally laid at the memorial of George Floyd and preserved by community members who are Caretakers. While the creators may be unknown, these offerings speak powerfully to each person who views them.


Over the course of the summer, the interns—Elijah Abdullah, Lilliana Smith, and Zaynah Williams—have worked closely with hundreds of offerings, learning to inventory, describe, clean, house, preserve and display them. For this exhibit, they thoughtfully made their selections based on the gravity, connection, story, visual and emotional impact each offering had for them. Within the studio and surrounded by the offerings, each intern shares a written statement about this experience and the offerings they’ve chosen to exhibit. Join us in celebrating their work and learning, and be inspired to continue the pursuit of justice.

We are excited to announce the theme of our 2023 exhibition: Voices of the Unheard.

Past Exhibits

Everything is Somebody’s Offering

A Rememory Exhibit at Orchestra Hall


On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was lynched by the Minneapolis Police Department at the corner of 38th & Chicago. In response to this atrocity, people from all over Minneapolis and the world came together to offer creative expressions of pain and hope as protest and public grief. Offerings were given to this space at 38th & Chicago to remember the names of many who died unjustly before and after George Floyd took his last breath. In an effort to care for each person’s offering, community members, known as Caretakers, tend to the memorial and continue to work to preserve our collective story of protest. Every offering is treated with dignity. No offering is thrown away.


The offerings in this rememory experience are spaced out so we can remember that each offering was brought to the memorial as a single form of protest. Each offering carries its own energy, protest story, and power. This exhibit is a small selection from and an extension of the memorial you witness outdoors at George Floyd Square (E 38th Street & Chicago Ave S.). Allow yourself to feel. Allow yourself to remember. Allow yourself to be moved to continue the work of racial justice.


Join us at Orchestra Hall - 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis MN 55403. Free and open to the public from May 19-21, 9:30-5pm and during performances of Joel Thompson's Seven Last Words of the Unarmed.

Still Here... Unstolen. Unbroken.

An Exhibit at the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was lynched by the Minneapolis Police Department. In response to this atrocity, people from all over Minneapolis and the world came together to offer creative expressions of pain and hope as protest and public grief. Offerings were given to this space to remember the names of many who died unjustly before and after George Floyd took his last breath. In effort to care for each person’s offering, community members volunteered daily to preserve our collective story of protest.

The offerings in this rememory are a small selection from and an extension of the memorial you witness outdoors at 38th & Chicago. There are no titles or descriptions as the story of these offerings are not known in full. If you know the story of an offering, please call the George Floyd Global Memorial at 612-444-6435 and leave a message. Identify your name, the offering, your relationship to the offering, and the story of the offering. Please be as specific as possible. We wish to uplift your voice as a storyteller of the memorial.

This space is designed for you to experience the power and protest of the people expressed through a variety of mediums. Allow yourself to feel. Allow yourself to remember. Allow yourself to be moved to continue the work of racial justice. Welcome to this community’s rememory: “Still Here... Unstolen. Unbroken.”