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Latest News & Events

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

The M Commissions a New Skyway Installation

On view through 2018/19
Twin Cities book artist and printmaker Laura Brown created an installation for the skyway over Robert Street, with distinctive screenprints and colorful signage-inspired designs made just for the M.

Saint Paul Murals Project

In September 2017, the M's artist-in-residence Vanghoua Anthony Vue and a team of local artists from the Hmong community installed three murals, commissioned by the museum, around St. Paul honoring Hmong culture and creative expression. Two of those - in the museum's Center for Creativity and on the Jackson Street Parking ramp - are on view.

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.