Prince: Before the Rain

Minnesota native Allen Beaulieu was Prince’s personal photographer from the late 70’s to mid-80’s. He is responsible for the iconic album covers on Dirty Minds, 1999, and Controversy.

The Minnesota History Center has a new exhibit featuring his time with Prince called Prince: Before the Rain.

The exhibit runs until May 2020, and while you are there, be sure to check out the Prince: Before the Rain book. It includes behind-the-scenes, candid, and casual shots with recollections from Allen on his personal and professional relationship with Prince.

Museum hours:

Monday           Closed
Tuesday          10:00 am–8:00 pm
Wednesday     10:00 am–5:00 pm
Thursday         10:00 am–5:00 pm
Friday              10:00 am–5:00 pm
Saturday          10:00 am–5:00 pm
Sunday             Noon–5:00 pm


Museum admission is free from 3:00–8:00 pm on Tuesdays.

Adult                                                     $12

Seniors ages 65+
Active military
College students                              $10

Children ages 5–17                          $6

Children age 4 and under             Free

MNHS members                             Free

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