First Night: Preview Party

December 1, 6:30 – 10 p.m.
Claim your tickets for this special preview party, and be among the first to set eyes on the new Minnesota Museum of American Art!

A Grand (Re)Opening

December 2, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Join us for the grand opening of the M, and experience a full day of fun activities, in-gallery performances, food & drink, and remarkable art in the museum’s beautiful new home!

The M Snags a Painting by Leslie Barlow from the Minnesota State Fair Art Exhibition

Every year the museum buys a work from the State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition for the permanent collection. For 2018, our team selected a painting by Minneapolis artist Leslie Barlow.

The New M is Coming Soon

The new museum will celebrate its public grand opening on Sunday, December 2, 2018 with a full day of family-friendly experiences: new exhibitions, art-making activities, performances, and curator-led tours through the new M.

The M Announces a $325,000 Grant from the Luce Foundation

The Minnesota Museum of American Art announces a major grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to install its permanent collection galleries in 2019.

The M to Receive a $33,000 Art Works Grant from the NEA

This newly announced NEA grant to be awarded to the M will support a solo exhibition by NY-based artist Brad Kahlhamer in 2019.

The M Commissions a New Skyway Installation

On view through Fall 2018
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.

Construction Update: March 2018

We’re a month into renovations on the new M, and the bones of this Cass Gilbert-designed architectural treasure are beginning to emerge.

The M Receives a $15,000 Grant from VSA Minnesota

VSA Minnesota has awarded the M a $15,000 ADA Access Improvement Grant to support a pilot program ensuring the soon-to-open new museum facility is accessible to all visitors.

A Groundbreaking for the New M

The M’s groundbreaking ceremony on Jan. 30 with city and state leaders celebrated the start of construction and a new beginning for St. Paul’s only art museum.