August 3, 2011

Jerome Liebling

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:


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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.

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