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.
Tuesday, April 24, 6 p.m.
Special event for M members: Take a virtual tour through the inaugural exhibition in the new museum, “100 Years and Counting,” and hear the latest about what’s coming up for the museum.
Wed., May 2, 8 a.m. or 12 p.m.
Join us at Town & Country for a free breakfast or lunch to hear about all the exciting creative opportunities coming up, and help us bring the new M to life!
On view May 17 – June 3
Meet the dedicated teachers and talented honors art students whose works are featured in this year’s competitive Honors Visual Art Exhibition, co-presented by the M, SPPS, Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center, and the Ordway.
Saturday, June 23, 1 – 4 p.m.
Writer and local historian Andy Sturdevant leads a tour by vintage bus through the M’s past lives and homes in St. Paul.
On view July 17 – 22
In conjunction with the Lowertown Blues & Funk Fest and in partnership with the Show Gallery, the M presents a pop-up exhibition of Marc Norberg’s duotone photographs of iconic American blues musicians.
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.
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.
A look into the making of the Reading Room, a living room space set up in the gallery with books, related media, and comfortable seating, created for visitors to process, dive more deeply into, and leave responses of their own to the challenging issues explored in the current exhibit, Ken Gonzales-Day: Shadowlands.
What would it look like if an American art museum were to more authentically reflect the American experience?