The M is more than a museum, more than brick and mortar. Minnesota Museum of American Art is an inclusive community arts center for all who call the Twin Cities home. In addition to offering exhibitions and programs in the new museum facility, the museum partners with artists, schools, libraries, and cultural organizations around the state to bring the M into Minnesota communities. Check here for the M’s upcoming events and programs.

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1.5: A Southeast Asian Diaspora Remix Virtual Kick-Off
Thursday, September 24th
6:00-7:00 PM

1.5: Scattered Zine Drive-Through Giveaway
Saturday, September 26th
1:00-3:00 PM

1.5 Reimaginings: A Collision Course in Time + Dual Pandemics
Thursday, October 8
6:30-8:00 PM

1.5: Pause & Pa Kwan Art Kit Pick-Up
Sunday, October 25
1:00-3:00 PM

1.5: Scattered Diasporas and the Critical Renewal
Thursday, December 3
6:30-8:00 PM

Event details and registration coming soon!


The M was an in-kind sponsor of Black Art in the Era of Protest: A Virtual Conversation, hosted by five x five Public Art Consultants.

You can watch the full conversation below. Be sure to check out each of the panelists to learn more, support their work, and stay engaged in this important discussion! Follow host five x five on Facebook to stay in the loop on any similar events coming up.

In the wake of the 1968 Detroit rebellion, collectives like AfriCOBRA movement (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) gave birth to the concept of art making as a radical action. Fifty-two years from that uprising, a cross-generational group of Twin Cities Black artists discuss how the George Floyd protests have awakened 21st century reanalysis of the commodification of Black art, art as a political weapon through radical self-expression, the history of communication through street art, where these important murals should end up, and more.

Robyne Robinson of five x five Public Art Consultants engages panelists Chioma Uwagwu and Todd Lawrence of Urban Art Mapping Project, Precious Wallace of King P. Studio, Reggie LeFlore, Roger Cummings of Juxtaposition Arts, Seitu Jones, Cameron Downey, Alex Smith, and Ta-Coumba Aiken in a discussion about the purpose, effect, and future of this type of art might be.

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