The M Snags a Painting by Leslie Barlow from the Minnesota State Fair Art Exhibition

Every year the museum buys a work from the State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition for the permanent collection. For 2018, our team selected a painting by Minneapolis artist Leslie Barlow.

The New M is Coming Soon

The new museum will celebrate its public grand opening on Sunday, December 2, 2018 with a full day of family-friendly experiences: new exhibitions, art-making activities, performances, and curator-led tours through the new M.

Inside the Making of Black & White Blues

A conversation with photographer Marc Norberg, about his years-long series capturing the legendary artists and venues that shaped America’s great blues tradition.

Recap: What’s the Future of Afrofuturism – and Museums?

The M and Mia recently co-presented a panel conversation about Afrofuturism, Black Panther, colonialist legacies, and museums. Read on for highlights and context for this timely event.

The M Commissions a New Skyway Installation

On view through Fall 2018
Twin Cities book artist and printmaker Laura Brown created an installation for the skyway over Robert Street, with distinctive screenprints and colorful signage-inspired designs made just for the M.

An Illustrated History of the M in St. Paul

In this illustrated essay, writer Andy Sturdevant recounts restless history of the M. But through more than 100 years, 12 locations, and under seven different names, the museum’s founding charter, for “the study, knowledge, and love of art,” has stood the test of time.

Crafting New Material Vocabularies

A profile of acclaimed NY-based artist Sheila Pepe, who will premiere a site-specific fiber art installation in the museum’s new sculpture court when the M reopens in late 2018.

A Groundbreaking for the New M

The M’s groundbreaking ceremony on Jan. 30 with city and state leaders celebrated the start of construction and a new beginning for St. Paul’s only art museum.

VIDEO: Saint Paul Murals Project

Go behind the scenes of the Saint Paul Murals Project: See the artworks unfold, and hear from the team of artists commissioned by the M, as they talk about the project and their experiences with local Hmong elders and families leading up to its completion in fall 2017.

Recap: A Conversation on Process and Place, Told in Tweets and Video

A recap and streaming video of an M Off-Site conversation at Third Place Gallery on December 7, with poet Sun Yung Shin and artists Mike Hoyt and Witt Siasoco.