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Drawing (Dhaanto "Dance") by Hassan Nor, Minneapolis artist.

Drawing by Hassan Nor
Drawing by Hassan Nor

Facilitating for elder artist, Hassan Nor, to show his drawings at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Mia) (2017) required two years of meetings and the assistance of four interpreters. When Pamela Gaard met Mia's curator of African art, Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers, she advocated for a museum exhibition of Nor's work. Together with assistance of friend and interpreter, Halwa Hussein, they brought his work to a large audience in the first show of Somali art in a Minneapolis museum.


"I am Somali" -- Three Artists from the Twin Cities ~ Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN 2017-18