Listening Sessions: We the People

The M is partnering with cultural organizations around the state to hold community discussions tackling questions about how the arts fit into Minnesotans’ lives. Through these conversations, we’re hoping to glean information about the changes necessary to make museum spaces like the M truly inviting and open to all who are interested in the arts.

Artist Response: Leslie Barlow on Images and Social Change

Artist Leslie Barlow will host an informal public gathering to talk about the relationship of images to social change.

Discussion: Yasufumi Nakamori (Mia), Chaun Webster (Ancestry Books), Taiyon Coleman (St. Kate’s), and Alberto Justiniano (Teatro del Pueblo)

Ken Gonzales-Day’s short film Run Up, which re-enacts the lynching of Charles Valento in 1920, will be the starting point for a lively conversation about the history of photography, racial violence, and absent narratives.

In-Gallery Performance: Futuristic Moves

Serita Colette, Junauda Petrus, and Jessica Lopez Lyman respond to Ken Gonzales-Day: Shadowlands with an improvisational performance in the M’s gallery space.

Reading: A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota

Poet and editor Sun Yung Shin will be joined in conversation by anthology contributors Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria and Diane Wilson. McNally Smith College of Music’s Contemporary Vocal Ensemble will also perform new work made in response to Ken Gonzales-Day’s short film “Run Up.”

Seeds of Change – Now at the Minnesota State Capitol

Seeds of Change celebrates the rich culture of Minnesota’s Hmong farmers, while highlighting the beauty of Minnesota’s landscape and our state’s agricultural traditions. Now on display at the Minnesota State Capitol.

A is for Animal

…B is for Bear, C is for Caribou, and D is for Dove. The artworks in this exhibition address how animals are an enduring inspiration for American artists. Now showing at the White Bear Center for the Arts.

Museum Wins Knight Arts Challenge

The Minnesota Museum of American Art was named a winner in this year’s highly competitive St. Paul Knight Arts Challenge.

Hot off the Presses: Heart of St. Paul

Larry Millett’s new book tells the rich architectural and human history of this iconic downtown St. Paul landmark, now home to the museum.

City Pages Names The M “Best Museum of 2016”

“Whatever the future holds for the museum, we feel confident they’ll continue to put together engaging, thought-provoking shows celebrating Minnesota’s breadth of artistic talent.”