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Minnesota Museum of American Art

Inspiring people to discover themselves and their communities through American art

three stars

86.40

350 Robert Street North St. Paul, MN 55101
tel: (651) 797-2571   Web Site
EIN: 41-0726138

Board Leadership
Gregory Page
Chair

CEO
Chris Widdess
Interim Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.40 three stars
  Financial 82.10 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

three stars

82.10

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
65.2%
  Administrative Expenses 19.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.84
  Program Expenses Growth 41.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.8%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Minnesota Museum of American Art (MN) 86.40 three stars
Taubman Museum of Art (VA) 85.59 three stars
Long Beach Museum of Art (CA) 91.27 four stars
Timken Museum of Art (CA) 100.00 four stars
Telfair Museum of Art (GA) 85.42 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,879,049
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $647,144
Total Contributions $4,526,193
   Program Service Revenue $510,318
Total Primary Revenue $5,036,511
   Other Revenue $205,682
TOTAL REVENUE $5,242,193
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,413,435
   Administrative Expenses $606,905
   Fundraising Expenses $289,325
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,309,665
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,932,528
   
Net Assets $8,148,016

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 $2,208,110 91.5%
Collections $205,325 8.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 86.40 three stars
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
$149,112 4.50% Kristin Makholm Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Minnesota Museum of American Art (MN) 86.40 three stars
The Frick Pittsburgh (PA) 91.75 four stars
Seattle Art Museum (WA) 86.07 three stars
The Detroit Institute of Arts (MI) 94.35 four stars
The Bronx Museum of the Arts (NY) 87.87 three stars

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Minnesota Museum of American Art
350 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55101
tel: (651) 797-2571
EIN: 41-0726138

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Board Leadership

Gregory Page
Chair

CEO

Chris Widdess
Interim Executive Director

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