The Picture Grace, almost a century later

Among several events going on these days, consider this one. Many might not realize that the iconic Picture Grace, which can be seen here, was taken in 1918 on the western Mesabi Range by Bovey photographer Erik Enstrom. The Minnesota Discovery Center is hosting a gallery opening for two related exhibits this weekend. Info below:

Public invited to gallery opening
Minnesota Discovery Center will host a gallery opening for two new exhibits, “Grace Inspirations: Photographic Depictions of the Iron Range,” and “The Significance of Grace,” Saturday, May 21, beginning at 2 p.m. The exhibits were created around the famous photograph “Grace,” taken in 1918 in Bovey, MN by Eric Enstrom and reproduced many times, including as paintings by Enstrom’s daughter, Rhoda Nyberg. The juried photography exhibit, “Grace Inspirations,” features the work of 10 artists from around the country. Twenty-five images are included in the exhibit, which is supported Enstrom Studio of Bovey. The “Significance of Grace” tells the history of Bovey and explores how the image captured a moment in time. For the gallery opening, Lilah Crowe of the Itasca County Historical Society will present the photograph “Grace” and discuss its’ history. Artists who contributed to the photography exhibit will be introduced and winners announced. A meet-and-greet will follow with appetizers and a cash bar.

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