Meadow Muska


Strong Women, Full of Love: The Photography of Meadow Muska

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun. from Aug. 17-Dec. 15
Time Varies
Art, LGBTQ, Museums

Born in St. Paul, raised in Roseville, and educated at Ohio University, documentary photographer Carolyn “Meadow” Muska lost her job in photojournalism due to anti-LBGTQ employee practices in the 1970s. After becoming an electrician and construction manager, she founded Minnesota Women in the Trades, a labor organization devoted to racial and gender equality. She took photographs, amassing an extraordinary body of work that focuses on lesbians in the 1970s and ’80s who were part of the “women’s land” movement in Minnesota and Oregon. Thirty of the photos are on view in this exhibition, which celebrates a potent era in women’s history and the pursuit of authentic, individuated lives.