Our Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission
To inspire people to discover themselves and their communities through American art.

Our Vision
To be a national model for a responsive and relevant art museum that is integral to a vibrant city and state.

Our Values
Accessible — We strive to make our work available to all.
Responsive — We listen intently to the diversity of voices in our community.
Learning — We seek to learn from our work and exchange knowledge with others.
Stewardship — We act thoughtfully and transparently with the resources in our care.

Our Collection

The Minnesota Museum of American Art collection of 4,500 works includes work in all media by artists well known in Minnesota and across America. Artists represented include American masters such as Thomas Hart Benton, Joan Mitchell, Romare Bearden, Ed Ruscha, and Louise Nevelson.

The Museum also has the largest institutional collection of the works of Paul Manship and George Morrison, important works of craft and folk art, and work by emerging contemporary American artists, with a specific emphasis on artists from Minnesota, including Wing Young Huie, Julie Buffalohead, Xavier Tavera, Warren MacKenzie, and many others.

Reports to the Community