Upon reading the news of the recent passing of Jerome Liebling, photographer and former U of M art faculty member, I looked back through the WAM Files to see if his work had been featured in an exhibit at the University Gallery.
A folder, titled, “Photography – Jerry Liebling, Feb. 27 – Mar. 21, 1951” was found in Box 3. The folder contents included a catalogue, titled, “A Photographic Document of the Minnesota Scene” and a typed statement from the artist, which includes insights on his art form:
The WAM permanent collection contains some of Liebling’s photography, notably of other U of M art faculty.
Rebecca Wilson is a graduate student in the Master of Liberal Studies program at the University of Minnesota, completing a minor in Museum Studies. She also serves as a Visitor Services Assistant at the Weisman Art Museum.