Leadership Announcement from M Board Chair Gregory Page

I’m reaching out to share some important leadership information about the museum. On Tuesday, July 14, I released Kristin Makholm from her position as Executive Director after serving for more than a decade.

What’s Your Weapon?

In this personal essay, high school senior Waylon Rembert Jr. considers the lives and legacies of photographers Gordon Parks and Jamel Shabazz, in light of his own life path, so far, and choices that lie just ahead.

Sherin Guirguis: Here I Have Returned

Curatorial Assistant Mia Laufer offers a deeper look into creative process and historical research informing the M’s installation by L.A.-based artist Sherin Guirguis.

Partnership: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation just announced a major contribution to the M, along with several new investments focused on establishing downtown St. Paul as a place for community, creativity, and inclusive economic growth.

Laura Wertheim Joseph is Named the M’s Curator of Exhibitions

Meet the M’s new Curator of Exhibitions, curator and art historian Laura Wertheim Joseph, a Twin Cities-based curator and scholar with a track record of producing resonant, nationally significant exhibitions.

Finding the Great Outdoors in Museum Storage

In March 2019, multidisciplinary artist Moheb Soliman was artist-in-residence at the M. In this essay, he relates how his search for Great Lakes-related landscapes in the M’s collection led to an unexpected deep dive into unexpected waters: the seldom-considered, eccentric database used to catalog and store archival information about the artworks held by the museum.

Conversation: Moheb Soliman, March 2019 Artist Takeover Artist-in-Residence

Before he began his residency at the M this past spring, artist and poet Moheb Soliman spoke with Curator of Learning and Engagement about his work and what he hoped to explore during his time at the museum. Don’t miss your chance to hear from the artist in person at an event on Thurs., July 11, 6 p.m. at the M!

Partnership: TPT’s MN Original

TPT, MN Original, and the M are partnering to produce a series of shorts digging into the fascinating backstory of the M, and to shed light on the exciting horizons ahead for this little museum that could. Watch all the videos in the series thus far.

Comfortable with Chaos: A Conversation with Brad Kahlhamer

The M profiles New York-based artist Brad Kahlhamer, whose work defies easy categories, remixing influences and styles through the artist’s own lens of adopted and inherited identities.