September 19, 2018

Art for Rent!

  Are you looking for some art to liven up your dorm room? Here are some WAM Collective favorites from the Weisman’s new HOMEWORK Art Rental Collection. Bonus, you can rent for only $15 a semester!   White Castle, Minneapolis   Will Agar’s black-and-white photograph of a White Castle in 1983 would tie together the…

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September 12, 2018

Making Time Through Slowing Down

In a self-proclaimed fast-paced world, we are asked to do exactly the opposite of contemporary demands: slow down. The language of slowing down has become somewhat of a cure-all for the malaise of a late capitalist society, sending the message of protest by adopting a slower pace of production. With all of the anti-social media…

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August 1, 2018

Fight or Buy Bonds: Mobilizing Women for World War I

  Some of the most striking World War I posters in the Fight or Buy Bonds exhibit were directed at mobilizing women to meet national needs. The massive mobilization required by twentieth-century warfare put great strains on American society. With four million men taken into the armed forces, labor shortages developed in many sectors which…

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July 17, 2018

Mapping (your) body

Reflections on the performance felt room by BodyCartography Project The performance space is a stage-less, featureless, roomy white cube with only the functional elements in it: white dance floor, lights, speakers, no chairs. Five dancers share floor with the audience. A pile of white cloth in the corner: dancers will use that. Most of the…

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June 26, 2018

Fight or Buy Bonds: Mobilizing Manpower for World War I

Many of the World War I posters included in the Weisman Art Museum exhibit focus on mobilizing manpower for the military and assuring adequate labor resources for the war effort. When the United States entered the war in April 1917, the country was poorly prepared both militarily and economically. For several years there had been…

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June 5, 2018

Director Lyndel King to Retire After Forty Years

Congratulations to director Lyndel King on her retirement! Director and chief curator Lyndel King, announced today that after a forty-year tenure with the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota she will step down from her post in June 2020. “I am planning my departure from the museum because WAM is in a great…

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May 2, 2018

Lyndel King Wins Outstanding Service Award

Congratulations Director Lyndel King! 2018 Recipient of the President’s Award for Outstanding Service We are proud to announce that Lyndel King was awarded the President’s Award for Outstanding Service, joining an elite group of staff and faculty who have provided exceptional service to the University of Minnesota. The President’s Award for Outstanding Service is presented each year in the spring…

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April 23, 2018

(Re)Generation: Meet the Designers

Event Title: Regeneration in green leaves

The global fashion industry is one of the most resource-intensive industries in the world. Emerging designers from the University of Minnesota’s College of Apparel Design program are reimagining this process in (RE)generation. On April 25 the Weisman will host the annual Design Showcase. Inspired by WAM’s exhibition Vanishing Ice, each student will present a ready-for-the-runway…

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February 13, 2018

Springing Forward into Spring

As Minnesotan’s when we hear vanishing ice we think the long dark night is over and winter has finally gone. We are excited to break out our shorts and enjoy the 40-degree weather. However, when the Inuit people of Baffin Bay hear about vanishing ice they see their livelihood disappearing. With sea temperatures rising and…

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