Grounded in history and growing anew
The M is uniquely positioned with one foot deep in St. Paul history and one foot firmly placed in the future of Minnesota art organizations. Where are museums headed? What are museums becoming? Who makes up a museum?
With those questions in mind, the M recognizes that art is a tool for connection, and is dedicated to shining a light on art and artists that represent diverse perspectives, identities, and experiences so that everyone can see themselves here at the M.
Browse collection items chosen by a dedicated group of staff and board who have been carrying out an in-depth collections assessment. From the M’s first acquisition by a Hmong artist (Hmong Veteran, bottom right) to a recent acquisition by Meg Lionel Murphy (This Is War top left), these valuable voices are intimately familiar with the collection’s development over time. Frances Cranmer Greenman’s Portrait of Clara Mairs (top right) has been in the M’s collection since 1968 and May Stevens’ Big Daddy Paper Doll (bottom left) since 1973)—these collection favorites span the many chapters of the M’s history and tell the M’s story in a dynamic way.
The Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) staff and board, like many in our community, are mourning the loss of artist Jim Denomie (Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe). Jim will always be one of the most deeply and widely respected and beloved artists in this region, for he possessed a singular, brave artistic voice, a passion for his community, and an unmistakable wit.
Minnesota Museum of American Art
350 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55101
Located in the Historic Pioneer Endicott
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