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Latest News & Events

First Night
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First Night: Preview Party

December 1, 6:30 - 10 p.m.
Claim your tickets for this special preview party, and be among the first to set eyes on the new Minnesota Museum of American Art!
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A Grand (Re)Opening

December 2, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Join us for the grand opening of the M, and experience a full day of fun activities, in-gallery performances, food & drink, and remarkable art in the museum's beautiful new home!
Thomas Hart Benton, "Shocking Corn," 1945.

Member Exclusive: Director Tours

December 6, 6 p.m. & February 13, noon
Take a tour through the M's inaugural exhibition, 100 Years and Counting, with Executive Director Kristin Makholm.

Press Releases

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.