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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Minnesota Museum of American Art

Inspiring people to discover themselves and their communities through American art

two stars

79.40

141 East 4th Street Suite 101
Saint Paul, MN 55101
tel: (651) 797-2571   Web Site
EIN: 41-0726138

Board Leadership
Paul C.N. Mellblom
Chair

CEO
Kristin Makholm
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.40 two stars
  Financial 71.15 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Minnesota Museum of American Art is one of the oldest visual arts organizations in Minnesota, with roots stretching back to the 19th century. Founded in 1894 as the St. Paul School of Fine Arts, the Museum was formally incorporated in 1927, when it began collecting works of art for instructional purposes. Today, the Minnesota Museum of American Art holds more than 4,500 artworks that showcase the unique voice of American artists. Guided by the belief that art should reflect the constantly shifting landscape that defines the American experience. Our responsive exhibitions connect diverse audiences with subjects and issues that are relevant and engaging. We listen intently to the diversity of voices in our community, learning from our exchanges with those we work alongside.

The Minnesota Museum of American Art is one of the oldest visual arts organizations in Minnesota, with roots stretching back to the 19th century. Founded in 1894 as the St. Paul School of Fine Arts, the Museum was formally incorporated in 1927, when it began collecting works of art for instructional purposes. Today, the Minnesota Museum of American Art holds more than 4,500 artworks that showcase the unique voice of American artists. Guided by the belief that art should reflect the constantly shifting landscape that defines the American experience. Our responsive exhibitions connect diverse audiences with subjects and issues that are relevant and engaging. We listen intently to the diversity of voices in our community, learning from our exchanges with those we work alongside.

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Financial

two stars

71.15

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
60.4%
  Administrative Expenses 16.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 23.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.58
  Program Expenses Growth -1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Minnesota Museum of American Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Minnesota Museum of American Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Minnesota Museum of American Art (MN) 79.40 two stars
The Barnes Foundation (PA) 90.86 four stars
Timken Museum of Art (CA) 95.98 four stars
The Bronx Museum of the Arts (NY) 90.57 four stars
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MN) 90.17 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,023,407
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $2,416
   Fundraising Events $91,522
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $111,512
Total Contributions $2,228,857
   Program Service Revenue $515,597
Total Primary Revenue $2,744,454
   Other Revenue $124,298
TOTAL REVENUE $2,868,752
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $663,414
   Administrative Expenses $557,661
   Fundraising Expenses $365,475
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,586,550
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,282,202
   
Net Assets $6,570,467

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Arts Learning & Education $298,537 45.0%
Community Engagement & Arts Access $298,536 45.0%
Exhibitions $66,341 10.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 79.40 two stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 89.23 three stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 88.92 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 41-0726138
Name in IRS Master File MINNESOTA MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
NTEE Code A51
NTEE Classification Art Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (46) Private school
(30) School, college, trade school, etc.
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date June, 1953
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$138,000 8.69% Kristin Makholm Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Minnesota Museum of American Art (MN) 79.40 two stars
Long Beach Museum of Art (CA) 89.30 three stars
Portland Museum of Art (ME) 85.48 three stars
Philbrook Museum of Art (OK) 89.16 three stars
Academy Art Museum (MD) 85.84 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
Saint Paul, MN 55101
tel: (651) 797-2571
EIN: 41-0726138

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Board Leadership

Paul C.N. Mellblom
Chair

CEO

Kristin Makholm
Executive Director

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