The M Blog

Welcome to the M Blog, an online space for discussing and examining issues related to the many facets of American experience and identity today. The voices you’ll read here are both ours and yours. Look for insights from Minnesota Museum of American Art staff, but also from guest contributors: thinkers, creators, and change-agents in the field and in our community. We’re striving for a mix of deep, highly focused essays and profiles as well as broader-reaching, lighter fare. In the M Blog, you’ll encounter perspectives on the M’s collection and exhibitions, artists, invitations to action, a window onto what we’re thinking about, and more.

A Message To The M Community

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, Executive Director Kristin Makholm provides a museum update on a new, virtual museum experience.

What’s Your Weapon?

In this personal essay, high school senior Waylon Rembert Jr. considers the lives and legacies of photographers Gordon Parks and Jamel Shabazz, in light of his own life path, so far, and choices that lie just ahead.

Sherin Guirguis: Here I Have Returned

Curatorial Assistant Mia Laufer offers a deeper look into creative process and historical research informing the M's installation by L.A.-based artist Sherin Guirguis.

Partnership: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation just announced a major contribution to the M, along with several new investments focused on establishing downtown St. Paul as a place for community, creativity, and inclusive economic growth.

Laura Wertheim Joseph is Named the M’s Curator of Exhibitions

Meet the M's new Curator of Exhibitions, curator and art historian Laura Wertheim Joseph, a Twin Cities-based curator and scholar with a track record of producing resonant, nationally significant exhibitions.