New Minnesota art gallery spotlights paintings from Myanmar



This story comes to you from MPR News through a partnership with Sahan Journal.

It took a year to get the artwork from Myanmar to St. Paul. 

Artist and curator Saw Kennedy said the Myanmar government considers some of the artwork illegal, so to bypass censorship he said he smuggled the artwork to Thailand and then shipped the pieces to the United States.

The art is now on display in a new exhibit at Xia Gallery and Cafe, where organizers say is the largest collection of Myanmar artwork exhibited in the United States.

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