Carmel Highlands, California, 1993, Paula Chamlee Collection of the Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota Collection of the Weisman Art Museum University of MinnesotaThe collection of the Weisman Art Museum is extensive and spans far beyond the works on view in the galleries. I first realized this when visiting WAM with one of my Art History classes. We were learning about FSA photography that took place during the Great Depression, and our Professor had some prints pulled for us to view. It was surprising and so incredible…
Explore the woodcut, one of the oldest techniques used to create artworks on paper, through WAM’s exhibition Surfaced: Rarely Seen Woodcuts from the Collection. This exhibition, curated by former E. Gerald and Lisa O’Brien Curatorial Fellow Kate Heller, is a compilation of woodcut prints all held in WAM’s collection.
The name “surfaced” refers to the woodcut practice, that in essence is the transference of images between surfaces, but here it also means revealing something forgotten or overlooked. The prints in this exhibition have been on the fringes of the collection for years, hidden from the public eye. The time has come to pull them from dark storage for all to view and enjoy.
Image: B.J.O. Nordfeldt, The Wave, Moonrise, 1906, color woodcut on Japanese paper. Gift of Emily Abbott Nordfeldt.