ART HISTORY IN CONTEXT: FOR THE LOVE OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Thursday, February 20, 5 – 7 p.m.
Join art historian, curator, and Co-founder of Obsidian Arts Suzanne Roberts for a look at photography’s past and present, with an opportunity to consider the impact of Gordon Parks and Jamel Shabazz on this rich, ever-present storytelling medium.

Just for M Members: Visions of Love with Curator Robin Hickman-Winfield

Thurs., Feb. 13, 6 p.m.
Members are invited to spend an evening with the curator of the M’s winter exhibition, featuring photography by Gordon Parks and Jamel Shabazz.
Free * RSVP requested

Family Day: Expressions of Dignity, Honor, and Love

Sun. Feb. 16, 1 – 4 p.m.
Join us at the M for a free afternoon of creative fun for all ages, inspired by the photography of Gordon Parks, Jamel Shabazz, and Den-Zell Gilliard. Don’t miss Empowerment Story Hour with Justice Alan Page!

Curator Tour: In Memory of Gordon Parks, led by Robin Hickman-Winfield

Sat., March 7, 1 p.m.
Commemorate the life and legacy of Gordon Parks, and take a tour led by his great-niece, Robin Hickman-Winfield, curator of the M’s winter exhibition featuring his work.
Free * RSVP requested

Artist Talk: Den-Zell Gilliard

Sat., April 4, 1 p.m.
Minneapolis-based photographer Den-Zell Gilliard will discuss the influence of famed photographer Gordon Parks on his work, and share about his own photography on view in the M’s Alley Gallery.
Free * RSVP requested

The M Commissions a New Skyway Installation

On view through 2018/19
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.

Saint Paul Murals Project

Ongoing
In September 2017, the M’s artist-in-residence Vanghoua Anthony Vue and a team of local artists from the Hmong community installed three murals, commissioned by the museum, around St. Paul honoring Hmong culture and creative expression. Two of those – in the museum’s Center for Creativity and on the Jackson Street Parking ramp – are on view.