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.

What’s Next? Upcoming Exhibitions and Programs

The M is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition and program schedule, which reflects the power of art to be a catalyst for important conversations during difficult times.

Chris McDuffie’s Photo Mission to Find Yourself in Outer Experiences

“Oh, it’s amazing,” Chris said of the Outer Experiences: Black Life in Rural and Suburban Minnesota exhibition, drawing out the word “amazing” to emphasize what sounded like genuine glee...

Plein Air: Painting Outdoors

Learn Plein Air painting from home! Any time of year from your porch or park.

Collection Features

Peruse collection artworks that have recently been featured on the M's social media. The M's collection is 100 years and counting...take a look!

Artist Talk: Roosevelt Mansfield

Roosevelt says, "This is not about camera settings...it's about learning yourself; it's about not being afraid to try things; it's about using what you  have and letting your imagination come through."