Dig Deeper: Select articles from Craft Horizons magazine

Read a curated selection of articles from archives of Craft Horizons magazine, and dig deeper into the stories of makers in the burgeoning American craft movement of the mid-20th century. All reproduced with permission of the American Craft Council.

The M Partners with TPT on a New Video Series

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.

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.

Get to Know: SuperGroup

Our Communications Intern, Jauston Charles Campbell, interviews the artists behind SuperGroup, a dance collaborative that will be performing in the galleries as part of the M’s opening day celebration on Sunday, December 2.

A Conversation with Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra

Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra will lead the M’s first Artist Takeover in the new Center for Creativity. Her practice crosses disciplines and styles, with a focus on Latinx and Indigenous art forms.

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!

Inside the Making of Black & White Blues

A conversation with photographer Marc Norberg, about his years-long series capturing the legendary artists and venues that shaped America’s great blues tradition.

Recap: What’s the Future of Afrofuturism – and Museums?

The M and Mia recently co-presented a panel conversation about Afrofuturism, Black Panther, colonialist legacies, and museums. Read on for highlights and context for this timely event.

An Illustrated History of the M in St. Paul

In this illustrated essay, writer Andy Sturdevant recounts restless history of the M. But through more than 100 years, 12 locations, and under seven different names, the museum’s founding charter, for “the study, knowledge, and love of art,” has stood the test of time.