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Exhibits are Open Daily 11:30am - 5:30pm
Exhibits are Free and Open for Everyone to Enjoy

Vivian Maier Is Here to Stay. See Our New Gallery and Exhibit. As Always, Exhibits Are Free and Open to the Public.

Photo: Vivian Maier Self-Portrait

Hallway to the Vivian Maier Gallery.

Vivian Maier Minneapolis' Gallery has 45 photographs on Exhibit.

Gallery Theater Continuously Screens documentary Films About Maier.

Mpls Photo Center's recent Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows exhibit experienced record attendance and after a continued interest in the mystery surrounding her life and photography from the Minneapolis community, owners Orin and Abby Rutchick were inspired to open a new permanent gallery and theater. These spaces are dedicated solely to the purpose of exhibiting Maier’s extraordinary work. Looking ahead into the future, Mpls Photo Center will debut new prints created from undeveloped film, screen newly released films documenting Maier’s work and life and offer print and book sales.

Vivian Maier was discovered in Chicago in 2007 when boxes of abandoned prints, negatives and undeveloped film were found in a storage locker. Born in New York, Maier spent much of her youth in France. Starting in the late 1940s, she shot an average of a roll of film a day. She moved to Chicago in the mid-1950s where she spent the next 40 years working as a nanny to support her passion for photography. Maier died at the age of 83 before her work was ever publicly recognized or exhibited.

The Gallery is Open Daily 11:30 - 5:30 - Print Sales by Appointment


Three New Exhibit, One Big Night
Opening Reception, Friday, May 16th, 6:30-9:00pm

Mobile Photo

Photos: The Space Between, Lee Atwell, Seattle, WA

Karen Divine:

Photo: Susan Burnstine


Non-Member Studio and Equipment Rentals
Non-Members Can Rent Studio Space and Equipment
The Mpls Photo Center's studios are available for non-members seven days a week during regular Center hours. Its eight studio bays and lighting equipment are available by calling our main office number and reserving your space or equipment.







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