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CANCELED: Photography as Documentation, Empowerment, and Love

Sat., March 21 & 28, 1 - 4 p.m. * Learn how to make photos that center human experience, in all its dynamism and complexity with artist Roosevelt Mansfield. Take inspiration from images of Gordon Parks and Jamel Shabazz, and the layered process behind these photos' making.

CANCELED: Artist Talk: Den-Zell Gilliard

Sat., April 4, 1 p.m.
Minneapolis-based photographer Den-Zell Gilliard will discuss the influence of famed photographer Gordon Parks on his work, and share about his own photography on view in the M's Alley Gallery.
Free * RSVP requested

Press Releases

January 3, 2020 – The M Presents A Choice of Weapons, Honor and Dignity: The Visions of Gordon Parks and Jamel Shabazz

September 30, 2019 – The M presents a new installation by L.A.-based artist Sherin Guirguis inspired by Egyptian feminist leader Doria Shafik.

September 9, 2019 – John S. and James L. Knight Foundation makes $1.5 million investment in Minnesota Museum of American Art.

August 20, 2019 – Minnesota Museum of American Art and Mizna Partner to Present an International Roster of Work by Arab Artists.

August 12, 2019 – Minnesota Museum of American Art Announces its 2019-20 Exhibition Season.

July 25, 2019 – Laura Wertheim Joseph Named Curator of Exhibitions for Minnesota Museum of American Art.

July 24, 2019 – Minnesota Museum of American Art Selected by the American Alliance of Museums for Participation in Groundbreaking National Initiative to Increase Diversity and Inclusion on Museum Boards.

July 16, 2019 – Robyne Robinson Appointed Board Chair of Minnesota Museum of American Art.

June 6, 2019 – Minnesota Museum of American Art presents a solo exhibition by Brad Kahlhamer remixing indigenous aesthetics, American dreamscapes, contemporary art, and personal identity.

May 13, 2019 – Two Exhibitions Open at the M on Thurs. May 16, Including a New Commission by Dietrich Sieling.

February 26, 2019 – Minnesota Museum of American Art’s spring exhibition celebrates mid-century American craft.

October 23, 2018 – Opening Day at the M on Sunday, December 2 to include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, in-gallery performances by SuperGroup and Lady Xok.

August 1, 2018 – Minnesota Museum of American Art’s Grand Opening is set for December 2.

May 17, 2018 – Minnesota Museum of American Art announces a major grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to install its permanent collection galleries in 2019.

May 9, 2018 – Minnesota Museum of American Art to Receive $33,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

January 17, 2018 – The M’s groundbreaking ceremony on Jan. 30 with city and state leaders marks the start of construction and a new beginning for St. Paul’s only art museum.

September 27, 2017 – The Saint Paul Murals Project’s community celebration on Friday, 9/29 has moved from Hmong Village to Asian Economic Development Association (AEDA).

September 8, 2017 (UPDATED 9/27/17) –  Minnesota Museum of American Art presents the Saint Paul Murals Project, commissioning new murals in honor of the city’s Hmong community, to be celebrated with a pair of public events: a block party on 4th Street on Sept. 28 and a community gathering at AEDA on Sept. 29.

July 13, 2017 – Minnesota Museum of American Art presents a group exhibition of local and national work, selected by a diverse array of guest curators inspired by the question: Who are “we the people”?

May 31, 2017 (Updated 9/14/18) – Minnesota Museum of American Art announces construction plans for an expanded new home in St. Paul’s Historic Pioneer Endicott.

May 8, 2017 – Minnesota Museum of American Art presents a solo exhibition by artist David Hamlow, who upcycles everyday household trash into large-scale installations.

December 14, 2016 – Minnesota Museum of American Art explores history of racialized violence with Ken Gonzales-Day exhibition.