The museum was founded and is run by artist Laurelin Kruse.
Laurelin was born and raised in Alamosa, Colorado. She received her BA in American Studies from Yale University in 2012. After graduating from college she worked at an artist's foundation in New York City, a position that prompted her to found MMoAA after recognizing how the archival process can create value and conceiving to apply this practice to everyday people, places and things. In summer 2013 she moved to the fifty person town of Jaroso in rural, southern Colorado, and served as Director of The Museum of Nowhere, a temporary gallery that combined the work of internationally recognized artists with local artists. In fall 2013 she moved to Los Angeles to develop MMoAA, where she now lives when she isn't working as a farmer in rural Colorado or traveling with MMoAA and her dog Kochia.
Laurelin is a 2014 National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellow.
THE HANDS AND BRAINS OF MANY OTHERS
MMoAA is a collaboration with designers, builders, thinkers, students, and communities across the country.