August 11, 2023

Essay: Why We Look at Animals

  Essay by Meghan Considine Eugène Atget’s documentary photographs, mostly taken in Paris during the early 1920s, offer haunting, uncanny city scenes bereft of human actors. Often beginning his work before dawn, Atget would carry a bulky (and increasingly obsolescent) bellows camera while strolling the streets, endeavoring to capture a city on the brink of…

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May 16, 2023

VIDEO: Skawennati on Indigenous Futurism and World-Building

Brown-skinned, 3D avatar of the artist Skawennati, wearing a pink camouflage collared shirt, pigtail hair, and a silver necklace.

This presentation was recorded on April 19 in conjunction with the exhibition MESSAGE FROM OUR PLANET: DIGITAL ART FROM THE THOMA COLLECTION and is available via the Weisman’s YouTube channel.  Video production: Line Break Media In this artist talk, internationally renowned multimedia artist SKAWENNATI, discusses the intersection of her practice and Indigenous Futurism, specifically as found in her world-building work TimeTraveller™, which…

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April 4, 2023

How Becoming a Doctor Meant Unbecoming Myself

Origami creations from the Creativity class - folded paper animals in bright pastels, with animal faces drawn on them

An essay by Rebecca Grossman-Kahn “Please give your origami cow a name.” These were the instructions I received one Wednesday afternoon as part of a Creativity course taught by Yuko Taniguchi. I was a medical resident in psychiatry, taking a break from seeing patients in clinic to learn about art therapy. Yuko taught the class…

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March 14, 2023

Meet the WAM Collective (2022/23)

Exterior photograph of Weisman Art Museum

Michael Abdon Maple Grove, MN Fourth Year (anticipated graduation 2023) Marketing, Business Law Why WAM Collective? The Weisman is an important figurehead for the University, and I wanted to take on the responsibility of representing our student voices. I’m also grateful to finally tune into the artistic part of my brain I haven’t had the opportunity…

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November 15, 2022

Weisman Art Museum receives a grant of nearly $240,000 from the federal Institute for Museum and Library Services to support a Truth and Repair project with Indigenous communities

Exterior photograph of Weisman Art Museum

Weisman Art Museum (WAM) is pleased to announce that the museum has received a grant award in the amount of $239,912 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), as part of the agency’s competitive Museums for America program. WAM is one of 120 organizations across the country to receive a Museums for America…

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July 27, 2022

Weisman presents Piotr Szyhalski: We Are Working All the Time!

A nighttime color photo depicts four people in white shirts and black pants raise a large white flag,surrunded by spectators at Northern Spark festival in Minneapolis.

  Weisman Art Museum (WAM) is pleased to present Piotr Szyhalski: We Are Working All the Time!, on view August 20 — December 29, 2022.  This major survey exhibition, curated by WAM Senior Curator Diane Mullin, features works in a variety of media across three decades of Szyhalski’s prolific and pioneering practice, including poster design,…

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June 2, 2022

WAM opens two new exhibitions this summer, on the Big River as “a way of knowing” and documenting urban change, past and present

Artwork by Berenice Abbott and Giovanni Battista Giovanni

  The Weisman Art Museum is pleased to present two new exhibitions opening in June: Capturing Change: The Urban Images of Berenice Abbott and Giovanni Battista Piranesi, opening June 3 in the Edith Carlson Gallery; and Bimiwetigweyaa — Tcubúhatceh (The Sound the River Makes Flowing Along / The Ripple and Roar of a Flowing Stream),…

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