Christopher E. Harrison, one of the guest curators for We the People, with an essay on how artists can help us see the whole of the “American puzzle” with fresh eyes and insight, by way of looking closely at its varied pieces.
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.
City Pages names the M’s Ken Gonzales-Day: Shadowlands the “Best Museum Exhibition” of 2017.
Presented by the Minnesota Museum of American Art, Saint Paul Public Schools, and Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, this special exhibition features the art of approximately 50 high school students, plus the work of elementary students in the M’s arts education program, CreatorKids.
Seeds of Change celebrates the rich culture of Minnesota’s Hmong farmers, while highlighting the beauty of Minnesota’s landscape and our state’s agricultural traditions. Now on display at the Minnesota State Capitol.