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Soap Factory

Map514 Second St. S.E.
Minneapolis 55414


The building that houses the Soap Factory dates back to 1882, but it became a gallery in the 1980s. Over the near century, it has managed to maintain its bygone aura with exposed brick walls and factory-infused metal girders. Work from modern artists—many of whom exemplify a unique intersection of technology and art—is often on display in what the Factory deems a “laboratory for artists' ideas.”

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