The M Partners with TPT on a New Video Series

TPT, MN Original, and the M are partnering to produce a series of video 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 the first video in the series!

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.

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 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.

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.

Mike Hazard’s Seeds of Change Travels to Hastings, Minn. this Fall

October 6 – 31, Hastings Art Center
Seeds of Change, photographs by Mike Hazard, celebrates the culture and community of Minnesota’s Hmong farmers, while highlighting the beauty of the state’s landscape and agricultural traditions.