February 18

Arts & Culture

Penumbra Theatre at 40: Art, Race, and a Nation on Stage

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The Minnesota History Center is proud to mark Penumbra Theatre’s 40th anniversary with the Penumbra at 40 exhibit at the Minnesota History Center.

Location: Minnesota History Center

Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

345 W. Kellogg Blvd. , Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

For the past 40 years, Penumbra has ignited social change through art grounded in the African American experience.  The Penumbra at 40 exhibit provides a behind-the-scenes look at the founding and history of the nations's largest and preeminent African American theater.  Original scripts, props, costumes, and more document Penumbra's epic journey and its unwavering commitment to artistic excellence and social justice.


Exhibit Hours:
  • Tuesday:  10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon to 5:00 p.m.
  • CLOSED MONDAY (open Monday Holidays year round)


Admission: included with $6-$12 museum admission/MNHS members free

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Penumbra Theatre At 40: Art, Race, And A Nation On Stage