In Memory: Warren MacKenzie (1924 – 2018)

Curator of Exhibitions Christopher Atkins remembers Warren MacKenzie, paying tribute to his lasting legacy at the M and in the American craft movement.

This Just In: Press Coverage of the New M Hits Newsstands

Catch up on recent press coverage of the M’s (re)opening in St. Paul. (There’s been a lot of it!)

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.

Home at Last

Minnesota Museum of American Art, one of the oldest visual arts organizations in Minnesota, has just opened a new museum facility at the Historic Pioneer Endicott in St. Paul, with 16,000 square feet of public space for creating, viewing, and learning about American art and artists. Find out more about 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.