The M Receives $15,000 from VSA Minnesota to Improve Accessibility for All Visitors

We’re proud to announce that the Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) is one of four Twin Cities arts organizations awarded ADA Access Improvement Grants by VSA Minnesota. These grants are administered by VSA Minnesota for the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC), and funds come from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, thanks to a legislative appropriation made possible by the taxpayers of Minnesota.

The M is embarking on an extensive expansion of its facility, with the first phase of the museum open to the public in late 2018, and the second phase slated to open in 2019. This $15,000 grant will enable the museum to increase its ability to make the new M accessible to all Minnesotans. The museum’s accessibility plan will be piloted with the opening of Phase One of construction of the museum, and then evaluated, revised, and scaled up for the opening of Phase Two.

ADA Access Improvement Grants are awarded to nonprofit arts organizations in the seven-county Twin Cities area to improve their programs, projects, equipment, or facilities in ways that have the potential for significant or long-term impact in involving more people with disabilities as participants or patrons their arts programs. The M is grateful for this community support, helping to ensure the exhibitions and programs of the museum are and will remain inviting and accessible to all our visitors.