Art History In Context: For the Love of Photography

Lecture * Thurs., Feb. 20 @ 5 p.m. * Join art historian, curator, and co-founder of Obsidian Arts Suzanne Roberts for a look at photography’s past and present.

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.

The Deeper Half Blue: A Workshop with Joe Namy

Wed., Dec. 4, 1 – 3 p.m.
Explore art-making that uses sound as a tool for transformation, including exercises and discussions around the politics of music and sound.
Free * RSVP requested

The Deeper Half Blue: Listening Session with Joe Namy

Sun., Dec. 8, 1 – 4 p.m.
What gets amplified in our pockets, on our screens, in our DMs? Join an assembly of artists, dancers, and poets for a collective listening experience, using music as material to address modes of deep listening in difficult times.
Free * RSVP requested

Community Convening: Minnesota Dance and the Ecstasies of Influence

Sun., Nov. 10, 2 – 4 p.m.
Attend a conversation with dance makers centered on art practices at the intersection of visual art and dance.
Free * RSVP requested

Night at the M

Sat., Nov. 2
Dinner. Music. Art auction, and much more. Get your tickets today for a party to benefit the M!

Opening Party

Thurs., Sept. 12, 6 – 9 p.m.
Join us for a party to celebrate the opening of the M’s fall exhibition, co-presented with the St. Paul-based Arab arts organization Mizna. Free * RSVP requested.

Conversation: Kahlhamer and Mining the Museum

Sat., July 27 at 2 p.m.
Jill Ahlberg Yohe (Minneapolis Institute of Art) and Laura Youngbird (Plains Art Museum) join Kristin Makholm, Executive Director of the M, for a conversation about how Native American visual culture resonates through Brad Kahlhamer’s work.

The M Off-Site: Arts in the Park

Sat. Aug. 3, 1 – 4 p.m.
The M is going off-site with a nature-themed art-making station at West St. Paul’s Arts in the Park, led by printmaker Dana LeMoine.

Post-Smithsonian Delinquent: Podcast and Discussion by Melissa Olson

Thurs., Aug. 15, 6 p.m.
Join documentarian Melissa Olson and co-producer Ryan Dawes for a conversation about their podcast interview with artist Brad Kahlhamer, “Post-Smithsonian Delinquent.”