Love all things art? Then you have come to the right place, because we're about to tell you all about the Minnesota Museum of American Art, that actually began life as an art school back in 1927!
Then, in the late 1930s, art works were slowly being acquired for instructional purposes, and over time more art genres were collection, including additional paintings, works on paper, studio crafts and sculpture, expanding the collection and thus leading to it's creation as the Minnesota Museum of American Art in 1969!
Today, you can visit this amazing collection, and be inspired by some of the great works created by artists from right here in the USA!
The museum's collection consists of over 5,000 works that showcase the unique voices of these national artists, from the 19th century right through to present day.
Did you know that the museum houses the largest institutional collection of works by Paul Manship and George Morrison? Other notable American masters include Thomas Hart Benton and Louise Nevelson.
An art museum is a great place for children who are creative, have an interest in art, and love to express themselves. They can see art and discuss what they love and don't love about it - and there's no wrong answer!
They can be inspired, and even leave the museum and create their own masterpiece at home (and you never know, one day their artwork might be up on those very walls!)
The Minnesota Museum of Art also features changing exhibitions, so you can plan your next visit around something new to experience, and go back and see your favorites.
In addition to the collections and exhibitions, the museum offers programs and events, including the always fun Family Day filled with creative artist-led activities!
So why not delve into the wonderful world of art next time you are in the Twin Cities, and surround yourselves with creativity and artistry?
The Metro Green Line stops just a block from the M’s front door (Central Station). Several bus lines also stop close by.Get directions
Grab something in the area before or after your visit! There are plenty of places
Check out the free talks they offer, offered twice each week by volunteers! These bite-sized 10- to 15-minute chats are about the exhibitions and new museum facility, offered twice each week by M volunteers. Flash Talks take place every Friday and Saturday at noon.
They offer studio art classes, youth workshops and more so give them a call to arrange!
Give them a call to ask about the accessibility of the museum and exhibits, they will be happy to help answer any questions!
However, the M’s gallery spaces are currently closed to the public. Current exhibitions are installed in the windows on Robert Street and 4th Street, as well as the M’s Ecolab Skyway entrance. Visitors can access the skyway via automated doors that lead to elevators at 350 Robert Street and at the Pioneer building lobby entrance on Robert Street. Some of the sidewalk surfaces around the viewing windows are uneven. The window installations are on view to the public 24/7.