It’s not often that we get to learn about the journeys of people from diverse backgrounds. It’s not often that we get to walk in the shoes of our neighbors, and reflect about the growth of our community in a meaningful way.

Tracks in the Snow provides a glimpse into the lives of one of the least known and rapidly expanding populations in America and in Minnesota – the Muslim community. Join us to gain a deeper insight into the true lives of Minnesota Muslims as narrated by themselves.

Most importantly, join us to create a conversation. Let the exhibit inform your perceptions and tell us what you think! Tracks in the Snow is a way for us to come together and redefine the narrative about Minnesota Muslims by beginning an authentic dialogue and continuing the journey.

Tracks in the Snow at Medtronic Gallery, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Tracks in the Snow at Medtronic Gallery, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Exhibit Showings


Montevideo Chippewa County Public Library

On display during Feb 1-27, 2018 at

224 South First Street
Montevideo, MN 56265

Free and open to the public during library hours.

Join us for a presentation on Islam and Minnesota Muslims on Feb 27 at 6pm as part of Religious Mindfulness Month programs at the library.


Islamic Center of Minnesota

On display at

Open Mosque Day
1401 Gardena Ave. NE
Fridley, MN 55432

Nov 25, 2017

11am to  5 p.m.

Free and open to the public.


Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

On display at

The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Amphitheater & Commons
2101 14th St
Cloquet, MN 55720

Oct 12 – 26, 2017

Opening Reception is set for Thursday, October 12, at 6:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.


Mitchell Hamline School of Law

On display at

875 Summit Ave
St Paul, MN 55105

July 1 – August 31, 2017


Minnesota State Capitol

On display at

The Capitol Building, Room 316
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard.
St Paul, MN 55155

Jan 3 – May 31, 2017

The ownership of the canvas copy of the exhibit is transferred to the State of Minnesota. The exhibit is permanently hosted at Room 316 and can be visited anytime the Capitol is open for visitors.


Free and open to the public.


Blake School

On display at

Martha Bennett Gallery
The Upper School, Northrop Campus
511 Kenwood Parkway, Minneapolis

Nov 2-30, 2016

Blake hosts Tracks in the Snow: The Minnesota Muslim Experience since 1880 November 2-29. Join the Blake community for a community reception to launch the traveling exhibit on Friday, November 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Martha Bennett Gallery at the Northrop campus. Special guest Tamim Saidi will speak at 7:30. The reception is free and open to all.

The aim of the photo and oral history exhibit is that Muslims and people all of faiths and spiritualities — at Blake and in the larger Twin Cities community — see aspects of their own stories reflected in the collection, and that it inspires dialogue within and across communities.


Humphrey School of Public Affairs

On display at

Cowles Auditorium, University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455

September 29, 2016


All day.

Free and open to the public



Guthrie Theater

On display at

Guthrie Theater
818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415

August 9-28, 2016

In  collaboration with the Guthrie Theater, IRG provides certified speakers for the post play discussion and Q&A after every performance of Disgraced.

All day.

Free and open to the public


Burnsville International Festival

On display at

Ames Center
12600 Nicollet Avenue, Burnsville, MN 55337

30 June – 6 August, 2016

6:30-7:30 pm, Thursday, July 14, 2016
Opening Reception
Free and open to the public


We Are One Minnesota

On display at

Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 Kellogg Blvd W, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

1-3 pm, Sunday, April 24, 2016

Free and open to the public


Ameriprise Financial

On display at the following locations:

1. CSC: 901 3rd Ave. S.,Minneapolis, MN 55402

2. Financial Center: 707 2nd Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55402

Friday, April 1, 2016 – Friday, April 15, 2016

Free and open to the public


Hennepin Technical college

On display at the following locations:

Brooklyn Park Campus, 9000 Brooklyn Blvd. Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Eden Prairie Campus, 13100 College View Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55347

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 – Monday, March 7, 2016

Free and open to the public


Grand Rapids PUblic Library

140 NE 2nd Street, Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 – Saturday, February 6, 2016

Events planned for the exhibit:

Thursday, January 21, 2016 – Opening Reception 4:30 p.m. and Minnesota Muslims Up Close presentation 6:00 p.m. Grand Rapids Public Library

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 – What You Always Wanted to Know about Islam and Muslims, 2:00 p.m. Itasca Community College and 6:00 p.m. Grand Rapids Public Library.

Free and open to the public



Eden Prairie

The Tracks in the Snow exhibit, co-sponsored by the Human Rights and Diversity Commission and the Eden Prairie Art Center, will be on display during business hours, Nov. 12 to Dec. 3, at the following locations:

City Hall
8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie

565 Prairie Center Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Senior Center
8950 Eden Prairie Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55347

Community Center
16700 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55346

The following events are planned to complement the exhibit:

  • A Community Center reception with Valerie Shirley, who is featured in the Tracks in the Snow exhibit, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 19
  • Lunch and Learn with EP Outreach Liaison Mohamed Duale at the Senior Center from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 30
  • Community Conversation “Understanding Each Other; Muslims in Minnesota” from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public



Bloomington Civic Plaza

1800 W. Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN 55431

Monday, October 12, 2015 – Friday, November 6, 2015

Free and open to the public



435 Garden View Ln
Owatonna, MN 55060

Sunday, September 6, 2015 – Friday, September 25, 2015


Sunday, September 13, 2015, 1-4 pm

Free and open to the public

This event is made possible in part by the Owatonna Human Rights Commission and the Steele County Immigrant Recourse Center.


St. Catherine University

2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Monday, May 4, 2015 – Friday, May 15, 2015


Saint Paul COLLEGE

235 Marshall Ave
St Paul, MN 55102

Monday, April 27, 2015 – Friday, May 1, 2015


Zeitgeist Arts | Duluth |

Zeitgeist Arts

222 E. Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802


Monday, April 6, 2015 – Friday, April 24, 2015


Monday, April 6, 2015, 6-8 pm


Minneapolis Community & Technical COLLEGE

1501 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Monday, March 30, 2015 – Friday, April 3, 2015


Monday, March 30, 2015, 1 pm @H.1002
To register contact: msamctc@gmail.com


Augsburg College

Oren Gateway Center
610 22nd Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Monday, March 2, 2015 – Friday, March 13, 2015

Dinner with Keynote Speaker Jean Nackers

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 6:00-8:00 pm
To register contact: augsburgmsa@augsburg.edu


Mount Calvary Lutheran Church

301 County Road 19
Excelsior, MN 55331

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014 – Friday, Nov 28, 2014


Minnesota Museum of American Art

MMAA Project Space

141 E. 4th Street, St. Paul 55101 (Entrance at the corner of 4th and Robert Streets)

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 – Sunday, Oct 19, 2014

This event is free, open to the public, and does not require registration.

Visit MMAA event page at http://mmaa.org/index.php?mod=Calendar&event_id=98


Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality

Carondelet Center

1890 Randolph Ave. | St. Paul, MN 55105

August 25 to September 22, 2014

Community Reception

September 18, 2014, 7:00-8:00 pm

Free & open to the public. Visit the event page to register.



MAS Minnesota Convention

Minneapolis Convention Center

1301 2nd Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Aug 9, 2014  from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM


Walker Art Center

1750 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

The show runs from July 31 (from 5 pm) through August 8 at Medtronic Gallery.

Free to visitors and open during Walker gallery hours (daily 11 am to 5 pm, closed Mondays, and open Thursdays 11 am to 9 pm).

Community Reception

Saturday, August 2 from 1 to 4 PM.

Program from 2:30 – 3:15 PM.

Medtronic Gallery

Tracks in the Snow featured in Walker Art Center’s Annual Report: http://www.walkerart.org/2013-2014-annual-report


Minnesota State Capitol

75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard., St Paul, MN 55155

March 19, 2014


Minneapolis Institute of Arts

2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

March 15, 2014