MN Original

The Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) has more than 4,500 works in its collection across genres and disciplines. Curator of Exhibitions Christopher Atkins shares the surprising story behind one work in their studio craft collection, Christian’s Schmidt’s, “Medal of Honor.” Schmidt originally submitted the work under the pseudonym, “Abraham Isitshits” for a juried exhibition, but why? Watch the video to find out.

Learn more about the studio craft collection at the M.

Additional Media: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Minnesota Music: Sung Yat Lai
Production Team: Robert Hutchins, Brittany Shrimpton

This story is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the citizens of Minnesota.