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!

Post-Smithsonian Delinquent: Podcast and Discussion by Melissa Olson

Thurs., Aug. 15, 6 p.m.
Join documentarian Melissa Olson and co-producer Ryan Dawes for a conversation about their podcast interview with artist Brad Kahlhamer, “Post-Smithsonian Delinquent.”

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.

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.

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.

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.