Instagram art museum: “Save the Boards Mpls”

“Save the Boards Mpls”

August 17, 2020

Today we pause with another “Instagram art museum,” titled “Save the Boards Mpls,” this one dedicated to preserving and sharing the plywood-board art that has popped up over broken windows in Minneapolis following the protests surrounding George Floyd’s murder. Two women, Kendra Zeller-Smith and Leesa Kelly, have made it their mission to collect the board art and display it on their Instagram page. They hope to house the boards in a black-owned space where people can come and reflect on the collection  as a living relic of the “historically significant demonstrations against systemic racism.” The artwork speaks to the severity of the situation and “we need the story told in a way that people will absorb it. But not in a way that makes them feel comfortable, they don’t need to feel comfortable. They need to know what’s happening.”

“Save the Boards Mpls”

https://www.instagram.com/savetheboards_mpls/

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