August 10, 2018

WAM’s Art Mob Schedule for 2018!

The Art Mob is a group of supporters who enjoy special invitations to meet artists and attend unique events throughout the year. For members and donors at the Collector level and above, the Art Mob meets for studio and collection tours, artist receptions, and other exclusive activities for themselves and a guest.   The 2018–19…

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August 1, 2018

Visceral. Political. Dance. | An Interview with BodyCartography Project

  Introduction BodyCartography Project (BCP), a Minneapolis-based dance collective of Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad, celebrate their twentieth anniversary with a tour that concludes at the Weisman Art Museum (WAM) in Minneapolis in the summer of 2018.  It began in the Performance Arcade festival in Wellington (New Zealand), and continued in SFMOMA (San Francisco). During…

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August 1, 2018

Fight or Buy Bonds: Mobilizing Women for World War I

  Some of the most striking World War I posters in the Fight or Buy Bonds exhibit were directed at mobilizing women to meet national needs. The massive mobilization required by twentieth-century warfare put great strains on American society. With four million men taken into the armed forces, labor shortages developed in many sectors which…

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July 17, 2018

Mapping (your) body

Reflections on the performance felt room by BodyCartography Project The performance space is a stage-less, featureless, roomy white cube with only the functional elements in it: white dance floor, lights, speakers, no chairs. Five dancers share floor with the audience. A pile of white cloth in the corner: dancers will use that. Most of the…

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June 26, 2018

Fight or Buy Bonds: Mobilizing Manpower for World War I

Many of the World War I posters included in the Weisman Art Museum exhibit focus on mobilizing manpower for the military and assuring adequate labor resources for the war effort. When the United States entered the war in April 1917, the country was poorly prepared both militarily and economically. For several years there had been…

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June 5, 2018

Director Lyndel King to Retire After Forty Years

Congratulations to director Lyndel King on her retirement! Director and chief curator Lyndel King, announced today that after a forty-year tenure with the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota she will step down from her post in June 2020. “I am planning my departure from the museum because WAM is in a great…

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May 9, 2018

Focus on the Collection: “Hannah (Mood)”

  A woman in pin curls and a gauzy blouse sits before a landscape, gazing into the distance. Her expression is pensive. The black, cloud-like forms edging the scene suggest a gathering storm or impending misfortune. The scrawny tree on the right is stripped of its foliage, and it stands in an expanse of fields…

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May 2, 2018

Lyndel King Wins Outstanding Service Award

Congratulations Director Lyndel King! 2018 Recipient of the President’s Award for Outstanding Service We are proud to announce that Lyndel King was awarded the President’s Award for Outstanding Service, joining an elite group of staff and faculty who have provided exceptional service to the University of Minnesota. The President’s Award for Outstanding Service is presented each year in the spring…

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April 23, 2018

(Re)Generation: Meet the Designers

Event Title: Regeneration in green leaves

The global fashion industry is one of the most resource-intensive industries in the world. Emerging designers from the University of Minnesota’s College of Apparel Design program are reimagining this process in (RE)generation. On April 25 the Weisman will host the annual Design Showcase. Inspired by WAM’s exhibition Vanishing Ice, each student will present a ready-for-the-runway…

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February 28, 2018

Seven Folds from Tires to Roof

“If big things come in small packages, what comes in a 10 pound, seven ounce, brown paper package that measures 2 feet by 2 feet by 5 1/2 inches? A 10 foot 3 1/2 inch[-tall] 36 foot 2 inch-long life-size poster of a Greyhound bus, what else?”   That was the beginning of an article…

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