May 16, 2017

WAM Collective Senior Farewell

Well, it’s official. We graduated. Our time on the WAM Collective has come to a close. I would like to extend my deepest thanks to Katie Covey, WAM staff, and all of the rest of the WAM Collective members for taking us in and providing us with opportunities to grow as people and professionals. Our time at WAM,…

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May 15, 2017

Radical Listening, Pt. 4

Final Thoughts & Reflections On a frigid April 26th evening, an incoherent line of students, participants, onlookers, and visitors filed out of the comfort of WAM’s packed Riverview gallery towards a carefully manicured plaza in the back of Coffman Memorial Union. We were participating in the closing event for The Talking Cure–we walked to burn…

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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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April 21, 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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April 21, 2017

Imprints Playlist

Walk the walk and talk the talk, but most of all, listen to a dope playlist that makes you feel like a starfish amongst crustaceans. Whether you’ll be strutting your stuff on the Washington Ave bridge or in a fashion show for #FWMN, we’re excited to share with you the songs models jammed to at…

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April 21, 2017

Talking about the Talking Cure with Melissa Stern

Last September WAM hosted artist Melissa Stern for the opening of her Target Studio for Creative Collaboration exhibition, The Talking Cure. I had the opportunity to sit down with Melissa during her visit and ask her some questions about her inspiration, her practice, and her works in the exhibition. Check out some highlights of the interview here….

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April 20, 2017

Imprints : Designers

Last night the Weisman Art Museum hosted one of our favorite annual WAM Collective events is our exhibition inspired garment design showcase. Developed in collaboration with the College of Design, the yearly showcase features runway-ready garments created by undergraduate design students from non-traditional materials. Each year the course takes on a different theme, inspired by one…

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April 18, 2017

Member Feature: Keith

Name: Keith Murphy Pronouns: He/Him/His Hometown: Glen Ellyn, IL College: College of Liberal Arts Major: BFA – Studio Art Minors: Psychology Campus Involvement: I’m involved on the campus in a lot of different ways. They mainly center around the Regis Center for Art. I’m the vice president of the Ceramics Collective, an active member of Bohemian Press, and I…

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April 13, 2017

Member Feature: Asia

Name: Asia Cruz Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Hometown: Shorewood, Wisconsin College: Carlson School of ManagementMajor: Marketing BSB Minors: Interdisciplinatry Design Campus Involvement: WAM Collective Events Officer 🙂 Why did you choose the U of M?  I needed a big city to contain my wacky thoughts, and the U felt like home the minute I arrived. I remember loving the “dinky” town, the…

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April 13, 2017

Imprints : Dancers

One of our favorite annual WAM Collective events is our exhibition inspired garment design showcase. Developed in collaboration with the College of Design, the yearly showcase features runway-ready garments created by undergraduate design students from non-traditional materials. Each year the course takes on a different theme, inspired by one of WAM’s featured exhibitions. This year the…

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