Skivvie scandal at the Minnesota Historical Society

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Boxers or briefs? At the Minnesota History Museum, Har Mar Superstar wears both.

As part of their latest exhibit, the Minnesota History Center has rewritten history by redesigning the Beatles' famous Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. In honor of "The Beatles! One Night Stand in the Heartland," artist Matt Scharenbroich re-purposed the image and created a standee; the Fab Four's faces have been omitted, allowing for museum visitors to have a bit of fun including their own take on the colorful cover.

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Scharenbroichit painted in famous Minnesota artists, including Prince, Scott Seekins, and Har Mar Superstar--who is featured in his underwear. To make the image more family-friendly, however, the artist created a pair of boxer shorts to be provide more coverage than Har Mar's original briefs when needed.

The standee is part of a larger exhibit which documents the first and only Beatles visit to Minnesota. The highlight of the event are pictures taken by Minnesota photographer Bill Carlson, who was 17 when John, Paul, George, and Ringo made their splash here in the land of 10,000 lakes. Carlson's book features many of the images in the exhibit.
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