In addition to studio art and craft classes for adults and youth, community convenings, and family activities, a centerpiece of the Center for Creativity will be the Artist Takeover program. This artist residency empowers artists of all disciplines to shape the M’s learning spaces as makers, teachers, and creative catalysts. The Artist Takeovers will rotate throughout the year, offering a variety of artists the opportunity to have deep interaction with museum visitors, while engaged in a concentrated period of time to devote to their artistic practice.
In March 2019, artist Moheb Soliman will be in residence at the M for an Artist Takeover in the Center for Creativity. He is an interdisciplinary poet from Egypt and the Midwest. His work is often oriented by themes of nature, modernity, identity, and belonging, taking shape in writing, performance, and installation projects. His work has been supported by the Joyce Foundation, Forecast Public Art, Pillsbury House, Northern Lights.MN, and Coffee House Press, which will release his forthcoming debut book of poems.