About the Museum
Interior and exterior photos: renderings of museum.
After almost a year of construction in the historic Pioneer Endicott buildings, the new Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) will open to the public on Sunday, December 2, 2018 with a full day of free, family-friendly experiences. Activities include a ribbon-cutting with city and state leaders, art-making, performances, and curator-led tours of the M’s exhibitions in the brand new facility.
The M’s grand opening this December has been years in the making. Since 2013, the M has organized touring shows and presented nationally recognized exhibitions and programs in its Project Space gallery, housed in the Pioneer-Endicott complex originally designed in large part by famed architect Cass Gilbert. (While it was closed for construction of the new museum the past several months, the M moved its programming off-site throughout the Twin Cities.) Behind the scenes, civic leaders, community supporters, trustees, and M staff have also been fundraising, planning, and mobilizing city and state support to realize the dream of building a permanent home for the M in this historic location.
All renderings courtesy of VJAA.