November 21, 2017

Thank You!

Illustration of WAM student staff at work

From all of us at WAM, thank you for helping raise $10,800.00 on Give to the Max Day in support of student employment at the museum. Your gift directly supports student jobs, internships, and fellowships at the museum. Thanks to your gift, students of all backgrounds and majors are gaining real-world, professional experience to prepare them for their future careers. Thank…

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November 21, 2017

WAM Collective 2017-2018

WAM Collective member Lexi Herman welcoming you to the museum

Meet the 2017-2018 WAM Collective! Laurel Darling is a junior studying English and Art History. In addition to the WAM Collective, Laurel is an editor at The Tower, the university’s art and literary magazine. She can often be found working at the Minnesota English Language Program office. In her limited free time, Laurel enjoys traveling,…

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September 5, 2017

Welcome to the 2017-2018 UMN School Year

Welcome back to campus folks! While you are gearing up for the start of classes and the hectic school schedule stop by WAM for some incredible art and friendly faces. The museum is the perfect calming atmosphere for studying, relaxing, or just hanging out with your pals.  Is there a better way to get into…

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August 11, 2017

The Curator is Present

WAM recently hired Boris Oicherman, the curator for the Target Studio for Creative Collaboration (learn all about him here). The Target Studio for Creative Collaboration is a permanent space at the museum that is dedicated entirely to supporting the wildly cross-disciplinary artistic collaborations. As Boris gets settled in at the University, there are many people…

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August 2, 2017

WAM Collective is Seeking Applicants

Want to learn more about art? Behind-the-scenes museum work? Non-profit governance? Gain professional skills? And join a community of like-minded peers? Apply to the WAM Collective! WAM Collective is the official student group of the Weisman Art Museum.   The Collective works in tandem with WAM’s Education and Engagement Directors on educational and social programs…

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July 18, 2017

Campus Spotlight: Ceramics Collective

In conjunction with the Weisman’s exhibition, A Culture of Pots, the WAM Shop is selling one-of-a-kind pieces by University of Minnesota student ceramicists. WAM Collective member Lauren Gengler sat down with junior Cassi Miesner, Vice President of the Ceramics Collective (and Visitor Services Representative at WAM!) to discuss her artistic process and relationship with clay….

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June 29, 2017

Welcome Boris!

In 2011 WAM re-opened to the public after a yearlong construction project that doubled our exhibition space and added the Target Studio for Creative Collaboration. The Target Studio was designed to be a permanent space devoted to stimulating creativity through visionary collaboration among artists of all disciplines and between artists and practitioners of other disciplines not traditionally associated with…

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May 22, 2017

The “Chicken Painting” Returns to WAM!

Ever wondered what 198 square feet of chickens looks like? Wonder no more, because you can see them in person at WAM. WAM is excited to announce the return of the famous “chicken painting” (officially titled Untitled) by Minnesota artist Doug Argue. Argue’s work was on prominent display at WAM’s grand re-opening in 1993, and…

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May 5, 2017

Which came first the fashion or the art?

This week, the Weisman hosted our annual design showcase, this year titled Imprints. Every year the designers in the showcase are assigned an exhibition up at WAM from which to draw inspiration. This year, the designers explored the question of how we present ourselves in the world, in relation to WAM’s exhibition “The Talking Cure” by Melissa Stern and featured…

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May 5, 2017

Radical Listening, Pt. 3

On Gallery Guards and Audience Engagement While examining Krinke’s work I find a certain restriction in observing the visitor’s interaction with the piece. In this post, I hope to examine the indirectly look at the interactions of the visitors through an altogether different source, the gallery guards. I hope to spotlight the effort of the…

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