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2011 Press

Treasure Keeper

Minnesota Monthly | December 2011 | By: Tim Gihring


The Minnesota Museum of American Art has nearly 4,000 beautiful works. All Kristin Makholm wants is someplace to show them. In a nondescript warehouse in a nondescript > MORE

Arts-fest Weekend in Minneapolis--and a Barnfest in Red Wing

Minnpost  |  August 2011  |  By: Pamela Espeland


The Minnesota Museum of America Art has appointed Christina Chang its curator of engagement. What, exactly, is a Curator of Engagement? > MORE

Art Spotlight: Celebrating Summer Fun at the State Fair

Star Tribune | August 20, 2011 | By: Mary Abbe

Like fun-seekers everywhere, artists love festive outdoor entertainments. Honoring their enthusiasm, the Minnesota Museum of American Art had selected from its collection a State Fair show celebrating summer activities > MORE

Minnesota Museum of American Art -
A Revitalized Museum Built with Vision, if Not Yet Bricks

Knight Arts | August 24, 2011 | By: Suannah Schouweiler


When the Minnesota Museum of American Art (MMAA) announced early in 2009 it would close up shop indefinitely and move out of its downtown St. Paul gallery space, it wasn't much of a surprise. There'd been rumbles: turbulance in the leadership, money woes, ineffective management, the loss of its space to redevelopment . Honestly, aside from > MORE

Neighborhood Notes | Events in the West 7th Street Neighborhoods

Twin Cities Daily Planet | July 1, 2011 | By: Joe Landsberger


Fridays, July 8 and 22: Minnesota Museum of American Art Presents Patio Nights @ City House on the Upper Landing at St. Paul's Riverfront > MORE

Live Better: Art Redefines the Summer on the Patio

WCCO | July 5, 2011 | By: Liz Collin


Nothing symbolizes summer better in the Twin Cities than the patio. It's why the Minnesota Museum of American Art is bringing back its "Patio Nights." And this year, a sculpture is helping people live better by sparking interest in > MORE

A Final Splash of "Scattered Light" on St. Paul's Riverfront
this Friday

Knight Arts | July 19, 2011 | By: Susannah Schouweiler


In January 2009, when the Minnesota Museum of American Art announced it would indefinitely close its doors, art lovers felt the loss of the downtown institution keenly. Of course, we wondered what would become of the museum's eclectic, enviable collection of  > MORE

MMAA Patio Nights with Mr. Rowles and Band - Friday

Cities 97 | Weekend Happenings with "Eastside Joe" | July 22, 2011

The final installment of the Minnesota Museum of American Art Patio Nights is happening tonight. Now the band isn't one that I've ever heard of, but who cares. It's going to be a beautiful night to hang out at an art party down on the river with > MORE

Lighting Up the Night with Northern Spark

The Line Media | June 22, 2011 | By: Tristan Pollock


"Welcome aboard the Mississippi Megalops!" exclaimed Shanai Matteson, co-founder of Works Progress and one-third of the brain trust behind the Mississippi Megalops: A Floating > MORE

On Light, Bugs, Legacies and More ...

Pioneer Press - Editorials | June 10, 2011


An artsy friend offers this illuminating observation: "It's one thing up close and something else far away. No, it's not me in a dimly lit > MORE

All-Night Event a Chance for Twin Cities Artists to Shine

Pioneer Press | May 9, 2011 | By: Amy Carlson Gustafson


There's nothing typical about the newest Twin Cities arts festival. From the time it takes place - sunset to sunrise - to the number of local arts organizations involved - more than 50 - Northern Spark has potential to be a monumental > MORE

Center for the Arts Hosts 'About Face'

Lakeshore Weekly News | March 1, 2011 | By: Ed Huyck


Work from the Minnesota Museum of American Art (MMAA) is featured in the Minnetonka Center for the Arts new exhibition "About Face". The exhibit centers on portrait images - self, other artists and ones related to life in this > MORE

About Face

Asian American Press | February 11, 2011


Minnesota Museum of American Art is proud to represent outstanding work by Hmong-American artists in their upcoming exhibition About Face: Portraits from the Minnesota Museum of American Art, from February 24 to March 26, 2011 in the Laura H. Miles Gallery of the Minnetonka Center for the Arts > MORE

About Face Features Work by Hmong Artists

Hmong Times Online | February 23, 2011 | By: Amy Doeun


Since 1993 the Minnesota Museum of American Art has been working to preserve great pieces of American art. Before that the museum was named the St. Paul Art Center and before that the Minnesota Museum of Art. Kristin Makholm, PhD., executive director for the Minnesota Museum of American Art said, "The museum has been around in one form > MORE

About Face: Portraits from the Minnesota Museum of American Art

Secrets of the City | February 24, 2011


After shutting its doors a couple years back, the Minnesota Museum of American Art has been hovering just under the radar, quietly lording over its spectacular and vast collection of American art (in case you weren't aware, the MMAA holds the largest collection of Minnesota > MORE


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