Waniyetu (Winter) at Bde Maka Ska

The M’s 2020 State Fair Purchase Award: Kyle Fokken

Every year the museum buys a work from the State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition for the permanent collection. The selection in 2020 was a dynamic mixed-media piece by Kyle Fokken.


Momentum was a celebration of art and artists, a way to honor both the legacy and the future of the M’s collection.

Plein Air: Painting Outdoors

Learn Plein Air painting from home! Any time of year from your porch or park.

Collection Features

Peruse collection artworks that have recently been featured on the M’s social media. The M’s collection is 100 years and counting…take a look!

1.5: A Southeast Asian Diaspora Remix

Artist Talk: Roosevelt Mansfield

Roosevelt says, “This is not about camera settings…it’s about learning yourself; it’s about not being afraid to try things; it’s about using what you  have and letting your imagination come through.”

Jose Dominguez: It’s Okay to Laugh

Figure Drawing

Saturday, Feb. 8, 15 & 22 @ 1 – 4 p.m. * Learn to drawn the human figure from direct observation and explore various materials and techniques, like contour, gesture, and schematic drawing. Live model present. All experience levels are welcome.

CANCELED: Photography as Documentation, Empowerment, and Love

Sat., March 21 & 28, 1 – 4 p.m. * Learn how to make photos that center human experience, in all its dynamism and complexity with artist Roosevelt Mansfield. Take inspiration from images of Gordon Parks and Jamel Shabazz, and the layered process behind these photos’ making.