The M recently hosted the first in-person event in the museum's sculpture court since the start of the pandemic. To celebrate this new chapter at the M, outstanding speeches from St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, as well as President and CEO of the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Dr. Eric Jolly inspired attendees, leading the way for the introduction of the M's new Executive Director Dr. Kate Beane.
Dr. Beane acknowledged the incredible past support that the museum has received from friends and supporters and she rallied the attendees to envision a new day at the M. She extended an invitation to partner with the M to ensure the future vitality of the museum. To expand the museum spaces and carry the M forward, individual support has never been more important.
Your partnership allows the M to continue to explore and share histories inspired by our region’s rich art offerings. During the past fiscal year, the M has continued to develop local and regional relationships that drive the M’s mission. Highlights include:
Wise, Gifted, and Black: Art by the Magnificent Golden Agers with Hallie Q. Brown Community Center
Honors Visual Art Exhibition with Saint Paul Public Schools—now in its 31st year!
Many Waters: A Minnesota Biennial, juried by Matthew Fluharty, Dakota Hoska, Dr. Laura Joseph, and Jovan C. Speller
Sutures with Michael Khuth and the Emerging Curators Institute
Transformation: Art from the Inside with Art from the Inside and Kylie Linh Hoang
Mestizaje: Intermix-Remix with Grupo Soal del Corazón
Looking ahead, the M is nearing the launch of the final phase of construction on the expanded museum. This expansion will greatly increase the gallery spaces available to showcase the M's outstanding 5,000-piece art collection and will allow the staff to continue multi-year partnerships and showcase new exhibitions featuring artists and artists groups including Hazel Belvo, Grupo Soap del Corazón, and more.
The future is bright at the M. Please join us on this journey!
Thank you for joining the M in supporting upcoming programs with a gift today.
Your generosity makes it possible for the M to provide another year of robust programming while also gearing up to reopen the indoor gallery spaces.