Somali artists bring new work to life in former Catholic school

In a former Catholic school in East St. Paul, a group of contemporary Somali-American artists is presenting an exhibition of new work.

St. John’s High School lay vacant for years, but in 2014 Darul Uloom, a Minnesota Muslim association, purchased the building along with the neighboring church, which it now uses for daily prayer.

The school is still in disrepair, with broken windows and cabinets. But when photographer Mohamud Mumin first saw the space, he immediately saw its potential to host an art exhibition.

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