Minnesota Museum of American Art

Minnesota Museum of American Art The M strives to explore American experiences and identity through art and creativity. The Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) is one of the oldest visual arts organizations in Minnesota, with roots stretching back to the 19th century.
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Based in St. Paul, the M currently holds more than 5,000 artworks that showcase the unique voices of American artists, guided by the belief that art should reflect the constantly shifting landscape that defines the American experience. The M is located in Lowertown St. Paul’s Pioneer Endicott complex, in a freshly renovated museum facility that opened to the public in December 2018. The museum is

Based in St. Paul, the M currently holds more than 5,000 artworks that showcase the unique voices of American artists, guided by the belief that art should reflect the constantly shifting landscape that defines the American experience. The M is located in Lowertown St. Paul’s Pioneer Endicott complex, in a freshly renovated museum facility that opened to the public in December 2018. The museum is

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In case you missed it, last night the M and Emerging Curators Institute partnered once again and welcomed a critical and...
06/24/2021
To Look Back and Wonder: A Conversation Between Sally Frater and Dr. Kelli Morgan

In case you missed it, last night the M and Emerging Curators Institute partnered once again and welcomed a critical and engaging conversation between Sally Frater and Dr. Kelli Morgan.

Many thanks to those who attended, asked questions, and listened intently while these experienced curators shared their knowledge and contemplated the ever-changing relevance of museums.

Co-presented with the Emerging Curators Institute As museums around the world contemplate their continued relevance, curators Sally Frater and Dr. Kelli Morgan…

Coming soon to the corner of Robert and 4th streets!⁣June 27-July 17, 2021:⁣Wise, Gifted, and Black: Art of the Magnific...
06/22/2021

Coming soon to the corner of Robert and 4th streets!⁣
June 27-July 17, 2021:

Wise, Gifted, and Black: Art of the Magnificent Golden Agers⁣
Hallie Q. Brown Community Center’s women elders have created collages that reflect their discussions around the themes of Black identity, art, and activism. Come see their personal and engaging artworks!⁣
Robert Street Window Gallery⁣

Saint Paul Public Schools Honors Visual Art Exhibition⁣
Students from SPPS high schools made amazing and inspiring artworks during a tough school year. Come celebrate their achievement and creativity!⁣
4th Street Window Gallery

⁣#theM #mnmuseum #windowgalleries

⁣Visit mmaa.org for more info.

This weekend is your last chance to see “Outer Experiences: Black Life in Rural and Suburban Minnesota” at the M! ⁣⁣#out...
06/18/2021

This weekend is your last chance to see “Outer Experiences: Black Life in Rural and Suburban Minnesota” at the M! ⁣

#outerexperiences #mnmuseum #mmaa #theM #AAICM

This weekend is your last chance to see “Outer Experiences: Black Life in Rural and Suburban Minnesota” at the M! ⁣

#outerexperiences #mnmuseum #mmaa #theM #AAICM

What happens when you combine an over 100-year-old collection, a bright vision for the future, and some awesome M staff ...
06/16/2021

What happens when you combine an over 100-year-old collection, a bright vision for the future, and some awesome M staff and board members?⁣

You get a list of amazing, interesting, and generation-spanning artworks they want YOU to see!⁣

Check out these collection Top Picks at mmaa.org/top-picks today! Link in bio.⁣

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May Stevens⁣
Big Daddy Paper Doll, 1971⁣
Screenprint⁣
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dorsky⁣

Meg Lionel Murphy⁣
This is War, 2019⁣
gouache on Arches paper⁣
Purchase, Acquisition Fund⁣

Frances Cranmer Greenman⁣
Portrait of Clara Mairs, 1923⁣
Oil on canvas⁣
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Butler

06/16/2021

“Outer Experiences: Black Life in Rural and Suburban Minnesota” runs through this Sunday, June 20, 2021—only five days left!

Presented in partnership with The African American Interpretive Center of Minnesota, this exhibition has been a dynamic opportunity to engage with Black Minnesotans’ stories through oral histories by AAICM and photography by Chris McDuffie.

The oral history clips you hear in this video are available in full at aaicmn.org, along with many others. Come see #outerexperiences today!

Video by Adja Gildersleve

Help us bid farewell to “Outer Experiences” this week! ⁣⁣Stop by the M to soak up this thoughtful, personal, and 100% Mi...
06/14/2021

Help us bid farewell to “Outer Experiences” this week! ⁣

Stop by the M to soak up this thoughtful, personal, and 100% Minnesotan exhibition before new things come to the corner of Robert and 4th streets. ⁣

Go to mmaa.org for information on what’s next and to sign up for e-news updates! ⁣

#outerexperiences #theM #mnmuseum #windowgalleries

Help us bid farewell to “Outer Experiences” this week! ⁣

Stop by the M to soak up this thoughtful, personal, and 100% Minnesotan exhibition before new things come to the corner of Robert and 4th streets. ⁣

Go to mmaa.org for information on what’s next and to sign up for e-news updates! ⁣

#outerexperiences #theM #mnmuseum #windowgalleries

It may be hot outside but the M is cooler than ever! ⁣⁣#downtownstpaul #robertstreetskyway #skywayart #theM #mnmuseum #m...
06/10/2021

It may be hot outside but the M is cooler than ever! ⁣

#downtownstpaul #robertstreetskyway #skywayart #theM #mnmuseum #mmaa

It may be hot outside but the M is cooler than ever! ⁣

#downtownstpaul #robertstreetskyway #skywayart #theM #mnmuseum #mmaa

06/09/2021

Come see “Outer Experiences: Black Life in Rural and Suburban Minnesota” before it closes Sunday, June 20, 2021!

You can visit mmaa.org and sign up for the M’s e-mail list to find out more about what’s next.

#outerexperiences⁣

Did you miss the coloring book pick-up event a few weeks ago? You’re in luck! The “Outer Experiences” coloring book desi...
06/07/2021

Did you miss the coloring book pick-up event a few weeks ago? You’re in luck! The “Outer Experiences” coloring book designed by @leeyamakesnoise is now available outside the M for anyone who wants a copy.⁣

Stop by “Outer Experiences” to grab a coloring book and experience the exhibition – it is only up for a couple more weeks!⁣

#outerexperiences #coloringbook #aaicm #theM The African American Interpretive Center of Minnesota

Have you heard?! "To Look Back and Wonder," is right around the corner. Get in on this virtual event co-presented with E...
06/03/2021

Have you heard?! "To Look Back and Wonder," is right around the corner. Get in on this virtual event co-presented with Emerging Curators Institute on June 23 at 6:00 p.m. Register for the Zoom at https://mmaa.org/mevent/to-look-back-and-wonder-a-conversation-between-sally-frater-and-dr-kelli-morgan/

As museums around the world contemplate their continued relevance, curators Sally Frater and Dr. Kelli Morgan take a look back over their careers to-date as museum professionals who have worked to make institutions more equitable. In this conversation, the two seasoned curators will discuss how they would advise their younger selves on navigating the often toxic environments of art museums.⁣

Sally Frater photo by Alex Jacobs-Blum, Dr. Kelli Morgan photo by Tyrone Myrick

The Golden Agers are a treasure of the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center. With “Wise, Gifted, and Black” this group of St...
05/28/2021

The Golden Agers are a treasure of the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center. With “Wise, Gifted, and Black” this group of St. Paul women elders share powerful artworks that reflect their Black identities and the intersection of art and activism.⁣

Coming to the M’s Robert Street windows on June 27!⁣

#wisegiftedandblack #hallieqbrown

The Golden Agers are a treasure of the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center. With “Wise, Gifted, and Black” this group of St. Paul women elders share powerful artworks that reflect their Black identities and the intersection of art and activism.⁣

Coming to the M’s Robert Street windows on June 27!⁣

#wisegiftedandblack #hallieqbrown

Remember when you were in high school, making awesome stuff in art class, and feeling proud of it?!⁣⁣Well get ready, bec...
05/28/2021

Remember when you were in high school, making awesome stuff in art class, and feeling proud of it?!⁣

Well get ready, because it is almost time to celebrate this year’s Saint Paul Public Schools Honors visual art students!⁣ Coming to the M’s windows June 27.

Share your memories of high school art class in the comments 🎨⁣

#sppshonorsvisualartexhibition #studentart #highschoolart

Remember when you were in high school, making awesome stuff in art class, and feeling proud of it?!⁣

Well get ready, because it is almost time to celebrate this year’s Saint Paul Public Schools Honors visual art students!⁣ Coming to the M’s windows June 27.

Share your memories of high school art class in the comments 🎨⁣

#sppshonorsvisualartexhibition #studentart #highschoolart

What is your favorite thing about the M’s street-facing exhibitions?⁣⁣Visit mmaa.org/experience to learn more about what...
05/26/2021

What is your favorite thing about the M’s street-facing exhibitions?⁣

Visit mmaa.org/experience to learn more about what’s coming next to the corner of Robert and 4th streets!

#outerexperiences #windowgalleries #upcomingexhibitions #upcomingprograms #theM⁣

What is your favorite thing about the M’s street-facing exhibitions?⁣

Visit mmaa.org/experience to learn more about what’s coming next to the corner of Robert and 4th streets!

#outerexperiences #windowgalleries #upcomingexhibitions #upcomingprograms #theM⁣

This could be you and your friends!!⁣⁣Are you going to the farmers market this weekend? Maybe to happy hour in Lowertown...
05/21/2021

This could be you and your friends!!⁣

Are you going to the farmers market this weekend? Maybe to happy hour in Lowertown? Biking around Harriet Island? ⁣

Put the M on your list of pit stops! Come see “Outer Experiences” on the M’s windows at the corner of Robert and 4th streets. ⁣

#outerexperiences

This could be you and your friends!!⁣

Are you going to the farmers market this weekend? Maybe to happy hour in Lowertown? Biking around Harriet Island? ⁣

Put the M on your list of pit stops! Come see “Outer Experiences” on the M’s windows at the corner of Robert and 4th streets. ⁣

#outerexperiences

Congratulations to Truartspeaks for being recognized as a cultural treasure and receiving $500,000 from McKnight Foundat...
05/18/2021
Ten Minnesota arts groups of color to split $7M in funding

Congratulations to Truartspeaks for being recognized as a cultural treasure and receiving $500,000 from McKnight Foundation!

"I was floored," Jones said. "I was taken aback but also really humbled to be seen in such a way."

At least $500,000 each for "cultural treasures" linked to communities of color.

The “Outer Experiences” coloring book pickup was a sunny success!⁣⁣Thanks to all who came down to the M yesterday, espec...
05/17/2021

The “Outer Experiences” coloring book pickup was a sunny success!⁣

Thanks to all who came down to the M yesterday, especially JoJo Bell, curator, Leeya Jackson, coloring book illustrator, and Chris McDuffie, photographer!⁣

#outerexperiences⁣

Kao Ly Ilean Her, beloved community member and leader at the Hmong Elders Center, passed away last week. She was instrum...
05/17/2021
Partnership in Art

Kao Ly Ilean Her, beloved community member and leader at the Hmong Elders Center, passed away last week. She was instrumental in getting the Hmong Elders Center involved in a Partners in Action project with the M in 2019, and we want to acknowledge her incredible legacy here in St. Paul.

In this video from that project, she reflects on the process of making art with Hmong elders:

“I’m trying to find ways to demonstrate to them that their lived experiences...have value, it has lessons for us, the younger generation, we just have to take the time to sit and to listen and take it all in.”

“I think what I really want is intergenerational discussion and appreciation, so I think for the elders, these are objects of daily living, they’re so used to it, but it’s been so long since they've made it."

This is "Partnership in Art" by the other media group on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Stop by now until 3 to pick up a coloring book! #outerexperiences
05/16/2021

Stop by now until 3 to pick up a coloring book! #outerexperiences

Stop by now until 3 to pick up a coloring book! #outerexperiences

We are so excited to see you at the M this Sunday for the “Outer Experiences” coloring book pick-up!Sunday, May 16 from ...
05/13/2021

We are so excited to see you at the M this Sunday for the “Outer Experiences” coloring book pick-up!

Sunday, May 16 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the 350 Robert Street entrance of the M. Meet JoJo Bell, curator, and Chris McDuffie, photographer and get all your questions answered about “Outer Experiences” and how it came to be.

Bring your kids, your friends, your parents, and your neighbors! The sun will be shining.

https://mmaa.org/mevent/art-kit-pick-up/ #outerexperiences #coloringbookpickup #blackminnesotahistory

We are so excited to see you at the M this Sunday for the “Outer Experiences” coloring book pick-up!

Sunday, May 16 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the 350 Robert Street entrance of the M. Meet JoJo Bell, curator, and Chris McDuffie, photographer and get all your questions answered about “Outer Experiences” and how it came to be.

Bring your kids, your friends, your parents, and your neighbors! The sun will be shining.

https://mmaa.org/mevent/art-kit-pick-up/ #outerexperiences #coloringbookpickup #blackminnesotahistory

Congratulations to M trustee Nathan Johnson on the honor of receiving a Bush Foundation fellowship! "The foundation hono...
05/13/2021
Bush Foundation names 16 Minnesotans to competitive 2021 fellowship program

Congratulations to M trustee Nathan Johnson on the honor of receiving a Bush Foundation fellowship!

"The foundation honors 24 community leaders each year from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and 23 Native American nations in the three states. This year's winners were selected from 538 applications and will receive up to $100,000 for education or opportunities such as networking or training to boost leadership skills." Star Tribune The Bush Foundation

St. Paul philanthropy picks annual recipients who are awarded up to $100,000.

Illustrated by Leeya Rose Jackson, the “Outer Experiences” coloring book is a fun way to engage with the exhibition and ...
05/11/2021

Illustrated by Leeya Rose Jackson, the “Outer Experiences” coloring book is a fun way to engage with the exhibition and learn more about important figures in Black Minnesota history.⁣

Come by the M this Sunday, May 16, 2021 to pick up your FREE coloring book, seed pack, and other goodies. It’s also your chance to meet JoJo Bell of The African American Interpretive Center of Minnesota, exhibition curator, and Chris McDuffie, photographer!⁣

https://mmaa.org/mevent/art-kit-pick-up/ #outerexperiences

Illustrated by Leeya Rose Jackson, the “Outer Experiences” coloring book is a fun way to engage with the exhibition and learn more about important figures in Black Minnesota history.⁣

Come by the M this Sunday, May 16, 2021 to pick up your FREE coloring book, seed pack, and other goodies. It’s also your chance to meet JoJo Bell of The African American Interpretive Center of Minnesota, exhibition curator, and Chris McDuffie, photographer!⁣

https://mmaa.org/mevent/art-kit-pick-up/ #outerexperiences

Spring Forward MN! 🌷⁣⁣⁣⁣Give generously for what comes next as the M continues to grow and flourish! https://www.givemn....
05/11/2021

Spring Forward MN! 🌷⁣⁣
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Give generously for what comes next as the M continues to grow and flourish! https://www.givemn.org/organization/Mmaa

#springforwardMN #giveMN ⁣

A bit of M trivia: Can you name or locate the artwork pictured here?!

Spring Forward MN! 🌷⁣⁣
⁣⁣
Give generously for what comes next as the M continues to grow and flourish! https://www.givemn.org/organization/Mmaa

#springforwardMN #giveMN ⁣

A bit of M trivia: Can you name or locate the artwork pictured here?!

Calling all kids and kids-at-heart!!⁣⁣Stop by the M this Sunday, May 16, between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. for an all-ages colo...
05/10/2021

Calling all kids and kids-at-heart!!⁣

Stop by the M this Sunday, May 16, between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. for an all-ages coloring book that features “Outer Experiences” participants and prominent figures from Black Minnesota history! Plus, a special seed packet and other goodies to celebrate spring.⁣

You will also get to meet curator JoJo Bell of The African American Interpretive Center of Minnesota and Chris McDuffie, photographer!

https://mmaa.org/mevent/art-kit-pick-up/ #outerexperiences

Calling all kids and kids-at-heart!!⁣

Stop by the M this Sunday, May 16, between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. for an all-ages coloring book that features “Outer Experiences” participants and prominent figures from Black Minnesota history! Plus, a special seed packet and other goodies to celebrate spring.⁣

You will also get to meet curator JoJo Bell of The African American Interpretive Center of Minnesota and Chris McDuffie, photographer!

https://mmaa.org/mevent/art-kit-pick-up/ #outerexperiences

The corner of Robert and 4th streets...this is where the (m)agic happens. ⁣⁣The M has been showing exhibitions in these ...
05/06/2021

The corner of Robert and 4th streets...this is where the (m)agic happens. ⁣

The M has been showing exhibitions in these window galleries for almost a year now, and we’re just getting started!⁣

Stay tuned for awesome things coming to THIS corner soon! ⁣

#theM #windowexhibitons

The corner of Robert and 4th streets...this is where the (m)agic happens. ⁣

The M has been showing exhibitions in these window galleries for almost a year now, and we’re just getting started!⁣

Stay tuned for awesome things coming to THIS corner soon! ⁣

#theM #windowexhibitons

Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 16 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.!⁣⁣Stop by the M’s 350 Robert Street entrance to pick up a ...
05/05/2021

Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 16 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.!⁣

Stop by the M’s 350 Robert Street entrance to pick up a free coloring book kit with special goodies that will help you engage with “Outer Experiences” and celebrate spring!⁣

The coloring book, illustrated by Leeya Rose Jackson, includes “Outer Experiences” participants as well as important figures in Minnesota Black history! Here’s a sneak peek…⁣

#outerexperiences

Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 16 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.!⁣

Stop by the M’s 350 Robert Street entrance to pick up a free coloring book kit with special goodies that will help you engage with “Outer Experiences” and celebrate spring!⁣

The coloring book, illustrated by Leeya Rose Jackson, includes “Outer Experiences” participants as well as important figures in Minnesota Black history! Here’s a sneak peek…⁣

#outerexperiences

05/03/2021

Gooood morning from the top of the Pioneer Endicott building, the M’s home in beautiful downtown St. Paul!⁣

👋 Hi Minneapolis!! ⁣

#theM ⁣

Justin, a proud Lowertown resident and longtime fan of the M, stopped by “Outer Experiences” yesterday! ⁣⁣What’s your fa...
04/29/2021

Justin, a proud Lowertown resident and longtime fan of the M, stopped by “Outer Experiences” yesterday! ⁣

What’s your favorite photograph in the exhibition? #outerexperiences

Justin, a proud Lowertown resident and longtime fan of the M, stopped by “Outer Experiences” yesterday! ⁣

What’s your favorite photograph in the exhibition? #outerexperiences

“Often, Black Minnesotans are looking at themselves through two lenses: one lens is how they see themselves, and the oth...
04/23/2021
Outer Experiences

“Often, Black Minnesotans are looking at themselves through two lenses: one lens is how they see themselves, and the other is how white Minnesotans view them. Some even have to look at themselves through the filter of how Black people in the city view them — not quite Black enough.”

The African American Interpretive Center of Minnesota founder and executive director JoJo Bell wrote an article for Minnesota Women's Press on “Outer Experiences” and Black Minnesota history. Read it here: https://www.womenspress.com/outer-experiences-jojo-bell-minnesota-museum-of-american-art/

And check out “Outer Experiences” this weekend at the M!

#outerexperiences #aaicm

There is, however, another layer to the mission: explore what it means to be a Black Minnesotan.

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About the M

The Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) is one of the oldest visual arts organizations in Minnesota, with roots stretching back to the 19th century. Based in St. Paul, the M currently holds more than 5,000 artworks that showcase the unique voices of American artists, guided by the belief that art should reflect the constantly shifting landscape that defines the American experience.

The M is located in Lowertown St. Paul’s Pioneer Endicott complex, in a freshly renovated museum facility that opened to the public in December 2018. The museum is home to an array of responsive exhibitions and programming that connect diverse audiences with artwork, subjects, and issues that are both relevant and widely engaging. Admission to the M is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.mmaa.org.


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Your page is filled with beautiful art. With many museums closed I’ve been looking to expand my knowledge of art through movies. I found this streaming platform called Film Festival Flix and they offer a bunch of films and film collections that can be streamed from home and it’s hosting virtual film festivals. I am currently attending the Ashland Independent Film Festival and it is ending in five days. Through this festival I was able to watch a documentary called “Queen of Heart: Audrey Flack”. It told the amazing story about the life of photo realist artist and feminist Audrey Flack. Film Festival Flix offers a bunch of similar artistic films. If you’re looking to expand your appreciation of art through films, then I think Film Festival Flix is a great place to start!
Love the space and the current exhibition.
What's the admission charge after December 2?
I WILL BE THERE!!!