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 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

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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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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