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.

VIDEO: A Conversation with Deana Haggag

Watch a conversation with Deana Haggag, CEO of United States Artists, joined by local poet and arts advocate Venessa Fuentes and Public Functionary cofounder Tricia Heuring from a program presented by the M, in partnership with the Ordway, in October 2017.

The American Art Puzzle

Christopher E. Harrison, one of the guest curators for We the People, with an essay on how artists can help us see the whole of the "American puzzle" with fresh eyes and insight, by way of looking closely at its varied pieces.

A Singular View of American Art in 60 Minutes

Tuesday, April 24, 6 p.m.
Special event for M members: Take a virtual tour through the inaugural exhibition in the new museum, "100 Years and Counting," and hear the latest about what's coming up for the museum.

2018 Honors Visual Art Exhibition

On view May 17 - June 3
Meet the dedicated teachers and talented honors art students whose works are featured in this year's competitive Honors Visual Art Exhibition, co-presented by the M, SPPS, Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center, and the Ordway.

Take a Bus Tour through the M’s History in St. Paul

Saturday, June 23, 1 - 4 p.m.
Writer and local historian Andy Sturdevant leads a tour by vintage bus through the M's past lives and homes in St. Paul.

The M Off-Site: Black & White Blues

On view July 17 - 22
In conjunction with the Lowertown Blues & Funk Fest and in partnership with the Show Gallery, the M presents a pop-up exhibition of Marc Norberg's duotone photographs of iconic American blues musicians.