Portraits and interviews in Mia show center on mixed race people and transracial adoptees

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Jul. 10—The Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program at the Minneapolis Institute of Art is opening an exhibition of new work by Leslie Barlow that examines how race impacts identities and experiences and leaves a visceral impression on the body.

"Leslie Barlow: Within, Between, and Beyond" opens July 16 and will be on view through Oct. 31 in Mia's U.S. Bank Gallery. According to a Mia news release, "Comprised of portrait paintings and corresponding video interviews, the show centers on 16 participants who identify as mixed race people or transracial adoptees."

"Leslie Barlow: Within, Between, and Beyond" asks viewers to recognize and reconsider presumptions about race, the release states. The subjects are all from the Twin Cities and depicted in everyday settings. Barlow lives and works in Minneapolis. She creates live-size oil paintings.

There will be an artist talk and film screening accompanying the exhibition. For the latest schedule and ticketing information, visit artsmia.org.

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