Event—Public Programming

What is the Midwest? Gallery Tour

Often called “the Heartland” or “flyover country,” the Midwest tends to be characterized as a homogeneous, barren space between the American coasts. This exhibition challenges the assumptions, stereotypes, and persistent narratives about the Midwest, exploring the confluence of peoples and environmental conditions that has defined the region and made it unique. Please join our curators Jim Akerman, Analú López, and Matt Rutherford for a tour of the exhibition, focusing on how What is the Midwest? will prompt visitors to think about the Midwest in new ways