December 21, 2016

Artist Feature: Jim Denomie

Jim Denomie was a University of Minnesota art student when he began the work of re-claiming his tribal heritage and re-connecting with his Native identity. Nearly twenty years later, he is nationally known for his humorous, critical depictions of United States history and religion. His paintings address colonization, assimilation, white washing, and other violences that the Native population has…

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December 20, 2016

The Inclusive Holiday Party Check-List

It’s that time of the year again, the time to spread joy and cheer and rejoice that finals are almost over. The best way to show you are grateful for your friends and family for always having your back is to throw a little party. As you gear up for the holiday season, be mindful…

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December 13, 2016

Fall Reflections

I find I am always sadder during the fall semester. It’s difficult to adjust after the lazy warmth of summer and in three fall semesters, I’ve moved into three different places. I am very rooted in safety and environment. In order to feel good and work hard, I need time to turn off and be…

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December 8, 2016

Lauren’s Declassified Finals Survival Playlist

  Like many of my fellow students, listening to some good tunes help me get through many hours of studying. As you buckle down this weekend to study for finals, here are some of my favorite jams for focusing in and tuning the world out. These chill tunes should get your brain waves moving and ready…

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December 7, 2016

How to Survive Finals: A Step by Step Guide

While December may be “the most wonderful time of the year” for some, every college student knows that it is certainly the most stressful. With the impending doom created as a result of term projects and final exams, these last few weeks of the school year may seem impossible to get through. This is my…

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November 27, 2016

Member Feature: Elise

Name: Elise Armani Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Hometown: Madison, WI College: College of Liberal Arts Major: BFA Major Studio Art, BA Major Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, Minor: Art History Campus Involvement: I’m a WAM Collective officer and work at WAM as the Projects & Programs Assistant! What’s your favorite piece in WAMs collection?  I have so many favorite pieces…

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November 24, 2016

The Season of Giving

While the first snow settles across campus and everyone scatters from their last class to head home for the holiday weekend, the WAM Shop staff is busy stocking and arranging new items preparing for the influx of holiday shoppers. Enter you. Maybe you are looking for a small gift to bring to your weekend hostess,…

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November 23, 2016

Reflecting on Mexican Muralism

On Friday, November 11th, international mural artist Rock Martinez hosted a talk and workshop at the Weisman Art Museum, speaking to students and community members about his work and the value of public art. Born in Tucson, Arizona and currently painting in Minneapolis, Martinez has spent his artistic career breathing life into urban spaces with…

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November 18, 2016

Coffee as cultural bonding

Today at the Weisman Art Museum, the WAM Collective had the pleasure of partnering with Small World Coffee Hour (SWCH), a student organization that has been around for 20+ years serving up hot coffee as a way to bring together international and domestic students from around the world. For the Weisman edition of SWCH we…

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November 16, 2016

WAM Coloring Sheets

Research illustrates the countless mental health benefits of viewing and making art. Art therapy techniques are used for reducing anxiety and stress, processing life changes and trauma, expressing emotions, and enhancing focus and concentration. Doodling is a way for many to calm a wandering mind, organize their thoughts, and focus in on tasks at hand. For all…

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