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.

VIDEO: Saint Paul Murals Project

Go behind the scenes of the Saint Paul Murals Project: See the artworks unfold, and hear from the team of artists commissioned by the M, as they talk about the project and their experiences with local Hmong elders and families leading up to its completion in fall 2017.

Recap: A Conversation on Process and Place, Told in Tweets and Video

A recap and streaming video of an M Off-Site conversation at Third Place Gallery on December 7, with poet Sun Yung Shin and artists Mike Hoyt and Witt Siasoco.

VIDEO: A Conversation with Deana Haggag

Watch a conversation with Deana Haggag, CEO of United States Artists, joined by local poet and arts advocate Venessa Fuentes and Public Functionary cofounder Tricia Heuring from a program presented by the M, in partnership with the Ordway, in October 2017.

The M Off-Site

December 2017 – March 2018
While the new M is under construction, we’re taking our show on the road, with pop-up exhibits, performances, and family activities. Read more about the M’s Off-Site programs through the winter months.

The American Art Puzzle

Christopher E. Harrison, one of the guest curators for We the People, with an essay on how artists can help us see the whole of the “American puzzle” with fresh eyes and insight, by way of looking closely at its varied pieces.

Recap: We the People Curators’ Conversation, Told in Tweets & Video

Read a short recap of the M’s panel conversation with the curators of the exhibition We the People on September 12, as told through tweets from the night’s event.

Breaking Ground

From youth arts education to thought-provoking exhibitions, in-the-community workshops, and multidisciplinary programming, the M is breaking ground in more ways than one to offer ways for you to discover yourself and your community through American art.

Northern Spark – St. Paul-style

M staffer Susannah Schouweiler is taking in Northern Spark with her son this year, and she shares a shortlist of their must-see projects on the St. Paul side of the all-night festival.

Who are “We the People”?

Coming to common definitions for what we call “American” art and experience is slippery business. The nuances and subtleties are as tricky and myriad as the tangle of our nation’s mix of identities, personal quirks, and individual cultural histories.