Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota

Unmasking Brain Injury

On display October 4-November 29 in Cargill Hall at Minneapolis Central Library, Unmasking features works by individuals affected by brain injury, giving both survivors and caregivers a voice.

A statewide community-based art project with over 1,000 participants, the masks on display communicate altered outlooks and unique perspectives on life with a brain injury, while also advocating for respect, compassion and opportunity.

The exhibit is presented by the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance (MNBIA). MNBIA is dedicated to serving the needs of individuals affected by brain injury by raising awareness and enhancing quality of life.

Related events

Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota Exhibit Opening Reception

Mask Making With Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance - You are invited to share your experience with brain injury or stroke by creating a mask. Materials provided. Staff members will be available to provide support. Each person's experiences are unique and powerful, and we hope to share these experiences with the community through the masks

Film Screening: Unmasking - View Unmasking, an award-winning documentary by local filmmaker Jed Schlegelmilch that was created as a part of the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance's (MNBIA) Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota project. It chronicles the MNBIA's 18-month mask-making journey and reflects people's feelings, fears, hopes and dreams about being affected by brain injury.

Responding Through Art to the Community Impact of Disability - Join us for a lecture and conversation about how the "Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota" exhibit responds to the community impact of disability. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by a lecture by Dr. Robert L. Karol at 6 p.m. Dr. Karol is a Board Certified Rehabilitation Psychologist, a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer, author, co-founder of Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance, and is on the Board of Trustees of United States Brain Injury Alliance.

Library resources about brain injury