Artist Takeovers

The M’s Josephine Adele Ford Center for Creativity offers 4,000 square feet of classroom, making, and gathering spaces. It’s a space that puts learners first, with an emphasis on approaching creativity from many directions and cultural perspectives.

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 October 2019, artist May Lee-Yang will be in residence at the M for an Artist Takeover in the Center for Creativity. She’s helping us celebrate Halloween with a public program on Friday, October 25, in which Lee-Yang and guests will share haunting stories.

May Lee-Yang is a writer, performance artist, and teacher. Her theater-based works include The Korean Drama Addict’s Guide to Losing Your Virginity, Confessions of a Lazy Hmong Woman, Ten Reasons Why I’d Be a Bad Porn Star and has been produced through Theater Mu, Illusion Theater, Intermedia Arts, Out North Theater (Anchorage, AK), and The National Asian American Theater Festival (L.A.). She is currently a Playwright Center McKnight Fellow, and her work has been supported by the Jerome Foundation, the National Performance Network, the Bush Foundation, the MN State Arts Board, and the Loft Literary Center. She is a founding member of FAWK (Funny Asian Women Kollective) and also spearheaded Letters to Our Grandchildren, a theater/storytelling/documentary project with Hmong elders.