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Momentum

Momentum was a celebration of art and artists, a way to honor both the legacy and the future of the M’s collection.

Lecture: Art in Context

Sun., July 14 at 2 p.m.
Join M Executive Director Kristin Makholm as she explores contemporary Native American art in the M’s permanent collection, including works by George Morrison, Frank Big Bear, Julie Buffalohead, and Wendy Red Star.

Finding the Great Outdoors in Museum Storage

In March 2019, multidisciplinary artist Moheb Soliman was artist-in-residence at the M. In this essay, he relates how his search for Great Lakes-related landscapes in the M’s collection led to an unexpected deep dive into unexpected waters: the seldom-considered, eccentric database used to catalog and store archival information about the artworks held by the museum.

Conversation: Moheb Soliman, March 2019 Artist Takeover Artist-in-Residence

Before he began his residency at the M this past spring, artist and poet Moheb Soliman spoke with Curator of Learning and Engagement about his work and what he hoped to explore during his time at the museum. Don’t miss your chance to hear from the artist in person at an event on Thurs., July 11, 6 p.m. at the M!

Artist Takeover: Haunting Stories by May Lee-Yang

Fri., Oct. 25, 6 p.m.
Writer, performer, and theater artist May Lee-Yang, the M’s fall artist-in-residence, and guests will share haunting stories in honor of Halloween.
Free * RSVP requested

Artists in Action: Third Daughter Restless Daughter

Sat. April 13, 2 – 5 p.m.
Join the artistic duo, Third Daughter Restless Daughter, for an afternoon of nontraditional crafts by way of subversive cross-stitch.

In Memory: Warren MacKenzie (1924 – 2018)

Curator of Exhibitions Christopher Atkins remembers Warren MacKenzie, paying tribute to his lasting legacy at the M and in the American craft movement.

The M’s 2018 State Fair Purchase Award: Leslie Barlow

Every year the museum buys a work from the State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition for the permanent collection. For 2018, our team selected a painting by Minneapolis artist Leslie Barlow.

Seeds of Change travels to Red Wing

On View through September 23
The M’s exhibition of Mike Hazard’s photographs documenting a year in the life of the farmers of the Hmong American Farmers Association travels to Red Wing Arts.