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Wealth disparities

The RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit, which made its world premiere at the Science Museum of Minnesota in January 2007, features artifacts, historic and contemporary photography, and hands-on activities that challenge visitors’ assumptions about themselves and others. After a ten-year national tour, the exhibit now resides in the Science Museum’s permanent exhibit galleries. The Otto Bremer Trust has made a $1 million strategic investment in the Science Museum’s Equity Initiative, which will result in updates to the powerful exhibit.

Photo courtesy of the Science Museum of Minnesota.


RACE: Are We So Different? challenges visitors to explore the truth and the fiction of what they’ve learned about race and racism in the United States, illuminating systems of inequity like education, housing, health care, and wealth disparities. Thanks to an investment from the Otto Bremer Trust, the Science Museum will update the RACE exhibit, which originally premiered in 2007. 

Photo courtesy of the Science Museum of Minnesota.

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The RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit encourages Science Museum visitors to explore the science, history, and everyday impact of race and racism. It debuted at the Science Museum in 2007, then toured the nation, where it was seen by more than four million people at more than 50 museums in 27 states. When the tour concluded, it became a part of the museum’s permanent exhibit galleries. A recent investment from the Otto Bremer Trust will allow the Science Museum to update the powerful exhibit so that visitors can make connections between what they’re reading in the news and better understand the impact that systems of inequity have on our society.

Photo courtesy of the Science Museum of Minnesota.

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