Minnesota Museum of American Art

A nonprofit organization

$5,855 raised by 48 donors

39% complete

$15,000 Goal

“Our opportunity is to take all the stories and build a museum that doesn't just tell one story, that doesn't just center one experience, but that really lifts up the St. Paul story that lifts up the Minnesota story—the good, the bad, the ugly—and tells the truth and shows us who we've been so that we can know who we are so that we can build who we're becoming.”   

—Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan

"I’m excited about the way the M is helping us shape, craft, and build our stories together as a community. Because our story is the most powerful thing that we have. Our story is what helps us survive this moment, no matter what this moment brings."

 —Mayor Melvin Carter 

Over its 127-year history, the M has taken every opportunity to creatively adapt to new ideas and its changing community. This commitment has been steadfast, with recent years of expanded programming in new virtual and physical spaces, including innovative window exhibitions that have made engaging with the arts even more accessible in Downtown St. Paul. 

Currently, the M is deepening its unique shared curatorial model that uses art as a tool to build bridges of understanding. The M is also on its way to completing construction on the final phase of a long-awaited building project, which will triple the climate-controlled gallery space. In the meantime, the M is still presenting engaging exhibitions in the window galleries and skyways, as well as partnering with artists, schools, libraries, and cultural organizations in the area.

If you believe that our region deserves a museum that reflects the diverse perspectives, identities, and lives of residents, support the M and make a tax-deductible gift today! Your gift is an investment in the M’s future and will create new opportunities for artists to reach new audiences, help us extend offerings beyond the museum walls, and provide much-needed support to plan for a grand opening when construction is completed.  

The M is more than just a museum. It is an inclusive community of people—artists, art lovers, learners, partners, and supporters like you—brought together by a belief that artistic creation and engagement with the arts are essential to our common vision of a vibrant community. Visit https://mmaa.org/ to learn more. 

When  when you make a gift of $250 or more, you will automatically be entered into a drawing for a coffee date with M Executive Director Dr. Kate Beane. 

Goodie bags include: 

One copy of “Our Treasures: Highlights from the Minnesota Museum of American Art”

One copy of “Heart of St. Paul: A History of the Pioneer and Endicott Buildings” 

One M magnet

One M coffee mug 

One bookmark inspired by the staircases at the Pioneer Endicott Building 

One M “Saint Paul Originals” tote bag

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Minnesota Museum of American Art

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Arts & Culture Education Community

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BIPOC Serving


350 Robert St N
Saint Paul, MN 55101



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