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The Bias Inside Us – At St. Cloud State


The Bias Inside Us

Aug. 21-Sept.30, 2021
Atwood Memorial Center 

St. Cloud State University hosted The Bias Inside Us Smithsonian Exhibition, Aug. 21-Sept. 30, 2021, in Atwood Memorial Center’s gallery.

The Bias Inside Us is a community engagement project featuring a Smithsonian traveling exhibition, the centerpiece for local programs and activities that raise awareness about the science and history of bias and what people can do about it. The project is grounded in research and teaches us that bias is inside everyone. It is part of being human.

The average time it takes for a visitor to go through the exhibition is about 40 minutes.

The Exhibition was designed for ages 11-25 but is appropriate for anyone.

Exhibit Hours: 

  • 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays
  • 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays
  • Noon-8 p.m. Sundays

The Bias Inside Us is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Major support is provided by The Otto Bremer Trust.

Additional support provided by Acton Family Giving, Anonymous donors, The Beverly Foundation, Steve and Sheri Lear, Target, the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation, Thomson Reuters, Allianz of America, Valerie E. and William A. Anders, Atlanta Gas Light Foundation, Julie and David Burton, the Dreier Family, Lennart Ehn and Ginger Lew, Expedia, Trevor and Melissa Fetter, the Roger S. Firestone Foundation, Brenda J. Gaines, Myra Hart and Kent Hewitt, Charlie and Nancy Hogan, Judy and Bob Huret, Dr. Christine C. Jenkins and Mr. Pierre A. France, KNOCK, inc., Sarah Lawer and Frank Guanco, Leaders Forum, Kathleen Mason, Elyse Rabinowitz and Jim Porter, Dr. Philip S. and Alice Hoolihan Randall, Gloria del C. Rodriguez, the Family of Leona Roen, and Naoma Tate.

Based on an original concept developed by Tolerance in Motion: Steve Lear, Laura Zelle, and Elyse Rabinowitz, founders; Ellen Glatstein, Laura Lipshutz, Alice Randall, Joanne Jones-Rizzi, and Susan Shapiro, directors; Don Shelby, founding advisor; and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, Steve Hunegs, executive director.

Learn More

The Bias Inside Us

The Bias Inside Us is a traveling exhibit developed by the Smithsonian Institute to raise awareness about the science and history of bias and what people can do about it.

Online Exhibit

In addition to the traveling exhibit, the Smithsonian has created a digital exhibit for you to explore.


Information on how to make a group reservation is forthcoming. For further information, contact Special Event Manager Aryn Wright at or 320-308-4827.

The Science

Explore the science behind the exhibit in the Exhibition Resources that formed the basis for what is discussed in The Bias Inside Us.

Atwood Memorial Center

For information about the Atwood Memorial Center, please call the information desk at 320-308-4636.


Visitor parking is available in the Fourth Avenue Parking Ramp, located at 516 Fourth Ave. S., just north of the James W. Miller Learning Resources Center with entrance near the corner of 4th Ave South and 6th Street South.

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