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Minnesota Original (MNO) is partnering with the Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M), to create a collection of stories celebrating St. Paul's only major art museum. After more than 120 years in at least a dozen St. Paul locations, the M and its collection of more than 4,500 works of art, has a new permanent home in the historic Pioneer Endicott building and vision for connecting a new generation with local, regional and national artists.

This is a TPT Partnerships Co-Production with the Minnesota Museum of American Art. Additional funding provided by Ruth and John Huss.

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Minnesota Original (MNO) is partnering with the Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M), to create a collection of stories celebrating St. Paul's only major art museum. After more than 120 years in at least a dozen St. Paul locations, the M and its collection of more than 4,500 works of art, has a new permanent home in the historic Pioneer Endicott building and vision for connecting a new generation with local, regional and national artists.

This is a TPT Partnerships Co-Production with the Minnesota Museum of American Art. Additional funding provided by Ruth and John Huss.

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The Minnesota Museum of American art (the M) asks, "What Is American Art?"

What is American Art?

The Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) continually reexamines the question, "What is American Art?" with their audiences, artists and local communities. The...

How the MN Museum of American Art Expanded the Frame of...

“Community partnerships” may be a buzz phrase in the not-for-profit sector, but that doesn’t mean that organizations collaborating together aren’t incredibly important and valuable...
Christian Schmidt's Medal of Honor at the Minnesota Museum of American Art

Is it arts or Isitshits?

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...

Jane Fonda aerobics in a museum? Watch artists in action.

When you think of an art museum, what images come to mind? Exhibitions of paintings, prints or tapestries? Plexiglass-covered pedestals protecting ceramic sculptures? Docents...

What is studio craft? Compare a 1941 perspective to a modern...

  Influenced by the Industrial Revolution and several preceding art movements, the American studio craft movement in the United States took rise in the mid-20th...
Artists that have worked with or are in the permanent collection of the MN Museum of American Art: Cameron Booth, Maria Cristina Tavera, Hazel Belvo, Wing Young Huie, Frances Cranmer Greenman, Xavier Tavera, Clara Mairs and Stuart Nielsen.

Step Inside the M’s Jewel Box Collection of American Art

While the Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) has been a staple in the Twin Cities arts world for more than a century,...

The Comeback: MN Museum of American Art

Watch the above video to learn about the comeback of the Minnesota Museum of American Art under the direction of Executive Director, Kristin Makholm. A...

Bus Tour: MN Museum of American Art

AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE M On May 24, 1894, between an announcement of a party at Como Park and a building permit for an...

Origins: MN Museum of American Art

FIVE MEMOS FOR A NEW MUSEUM Originally printed in February 2010 in the now defunct Quodlibetica, "Five Memos for a New Museum" by Minnesota Museum...