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.
Curatorial Assistant Mia Laufer offers a deeper look into creative process and historical research informing the M's installation by L.A.-based artist Sherin Guirguis.
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Before he began his residency at the M this past spring, artist and poet Moheb Soliman spoke with Curator of Learning and Engagement about his work and what he hoped to explore during his time at the museum. Don't miss your chance to hear from the artist in person at an event on Thurs., July 11, 6 p.m. at the M!
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The M profiles New York-based artist Brad Kahlhamer, whose work defies easy categories, remixing influences and styles through the artist's own lens of adopted and inherited identities.
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Learn about each artwork that made up the St. Paul Murals Project, the artists who created them, and the meaning behind them.
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Every year, the M purchases a piece from the Minnesota State Fair's Fine Arts exhibition. This year's selection is a work by St. Paul-based printmaker Sam Orosz.
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Get the Scoop on the M’s Collection: Insiders Share Top Picks
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.
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