Go to the U of M home page

An Evening of Jazz

Date: 12/11/2012

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Katherine E. Nash Gallery Regis Center for Art (East)

Cost: Free


An Evening of Jazz
Curated by Herman Milligan

Herman Milligan presents an evening of jazz at Regis Center for Art. The curated
program is inspired by artworks in the Nash Gallery exhibitionMinnesota Funk.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
5:30 pm

Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota
405 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Parking available nearby at the 21st Avenue ramp, hourly or event rates apply

Accessibility and Cost
The Katherine E. Nash Gallery and Regis Center for Art are wheelchair-accessible. Exhibitions and related public programs are free and open to the public.

This activity is made possible by Joseph G. Brown and Mary M. Easter and by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Event Description
Herman Milligan will present a curated program of jazz, inspired by artworks in the Katherine E. Nash Gallery exhibition Minnesota Funk. The musical program is drawn from Milligan’s legendary collection of jazz record albums that numbers in the thousands. Herman Milligan will introduce each musical selection with references to the musicians and artworks that inspired the choice and explain the personal meaning the music holds for him and its place in his collection.

Herman Milligan is a consultant in private practice in Minneapolis, specializing in market research, competitive intelligence, and non-profit management with over twenty years experience in the financial services industry. He played tenor saxophone in Cecil Taylor's Black Music Ensemble at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also was a Ford Foundation Fellow in Music at the Mills College Center for Contemporary Music in Oakland, California.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors/Advisory Boards of Photography at the Center, Artspace Projects, Inc., Independent Feature Project of Minnesota, The Soap Factory, Art of This, Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, Seattle 911 Media Center, San Francisco Camerawork, SOO Visual Arts Center, and I Do My Part, Inc. He has served on numerous panels, including the National Endowment for the Arts Access to Artistic Excellence, the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee for the City of Minneapolis, and the Walker Art Center Community Advisory Committee.

Exhibition Description

Regis Center for Art celebrates its tenth anniversary 2003-2013 with a year of exhibitions and public programs. Minnesota Funk, a group exhibitionthat playfully explores the diverse, groovy, funky side of Minnesota culture, kicks-off the tenth anniversary year. The exhibition includes artworks in a variety of media, from painting to sculpture, from drawing to home furnishings -- and a motor scooter. The exhibition also includes an installation of video and sculptures by Chris Larson, newly appointed to the University of Minnesota Department of Art faculty.

Katherine E. Nash Gallery Mission
The Katherine E. Nash Gallery is a research laboratory for the practice and interpretation of the visual arts. We believe the visual arts have the capacity to interpret, critique and expand on all of human experience. Our engagement with the visual arts helps us to discover who we are and understand our relationships to each other and society. The Katherine E. Nash Gallery will be a center of discourse on the practice of visual art and its relationship to culture and community -- a place where we examine our assumptions about the past and suggest possibilities for the future. The Nash Gallery will play an indispensible role in the educational development of students, faculty, staff and the community. http://nash.umn.edu/

Department of Art Mission
The Department of Art provides an introduction to the practice of art for all students as well as immersive training for emerging artists. We promote creative expression and conceptual development through a broad range of art disciplines and practices. Initial experiences emphasizing traditional methods are supplemented at intermediate and advanced levels by experimental processes. We offer courses in painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and experimental media (EMA). Students pursue their work in our state of the art facilities, mentored by our faculty, all artists recognized in their fields. http://www.art.umn.edu/



  • Name: Rachel Kirchgasler
  • E-mail: kirc0110@umn.edu
  • Phone: (612) 624-7900
  • Sponsored by: Minnesota State Arts Board


Parking is available at the 21st Avenue ramp. Hourly and event rates will apply.

More information: http://nash.umn.edu

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Rachel Kirchgasler, kirc0110@umn.edu, (612) 624-7900.

Save to Your Calendar

Google Calendar
Google Apps for the UofM
Yahoo Calendar