Daring to envision a hopeful future
With contemporary exhibitions that maintain the familiar balance of bridging the past and present, the M is ready to see what’s next. The window galleries bring art and storytelling directly to the public—a connection so immediate you can’t pass by without noticing.

Thanks to committed partners and dynamic transitions, it is clear that the future of the M goes beyond the current physical space. By embracing these shifts, the M affirms its mission to explore American identities through art and creativity.

New avenues of bringing art to people mean more opportunities to be creative, ask important questions about visibility and accessibility, and work in innovative ways with the community. Stay tuned for what’s next.

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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...

Many Waters: A Minnesota Biennial

Presented in partnership with NewStudio Gallery in St. Paul, Many Waters will be on view in M’s windows along Robert and 4th Streets, its skyway Ecolab Entrance, and at NewStudio Gallery.

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'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."

SOS Color Code 2020

When the international distress signal SOS was adopted in 1908, its easily recognizable and unique code produced aural unity, a sense of calm in life or death situations. As the world adjusts to new norms in challenging times, SOS Color Code 2020 offers a reconsideration of how language, objects and symbols, and even color can help us find stable ground and safety no matter where we are.

We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and our BIPOC communities now and into the future.

A statement of solidarity with the BIPOC community and how the M plans to continue doing institutional equity work.