Sights, Sounds and Soul: Twin Cities through the Lens of Charles Chamblis

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From family reunions to the nightclub scene, there is no one who documented the Twin Cities Black community like Charles Chamblis. Affectionately called “The Pictureman,” he had a passion for photography and a knack for being everywhere at the right time. View more than 60 images, alongside artifacts including suits worn by Prince and Jellybean Johnson in the movie Purple Rain.

Museum and Stores:

Tuesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (free admission 5 to 8 p.m.); Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

Open Monday holidays year round.

Holiday Hours


Tuesday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday and Monday closed.