Like arts spaces and other public gathering spots throughout the Twin Cities, Weisman Art Museum is temporarily closed to the public, as we all do our part to try and keep our community healthy. WAM’s staff, student workers, and partnering artists may be working from home, but they’re also finding new ways to connect and build community online.
Check in with WAM@Home here on the website, and via the Weisman’s social media channels in the coming weeks, and find kid-friendly activities, virtual tours of the museum’s exhibitions, livestream studio visits and conversations, and thoughtful writing that engages the present moment.
Until we can come back together in person, let’s stay in touch online. Wherever we are, at home or in a fabulous building by the river, WAM is committed to shining a light on ways artists and makers bring joy, respite, and new insight on the world around us, especially in these uncertain times.
Looking for something to do with kids? Check out our education team’s ARTFUL WRITING kit, filled with prompts and creative activities geared toward helping learners of all ages perceive, analyze, and write about art. It’s all free and ready for you to explore.
The Weisman has partnered with Independent Curators International (ICI) and dozens of museums internationally to bring you do it (home) and The Paper Sculpture Manual, two projects to stimulate creativity from home. do it (home) and The Paper Sculpture Manual are available to art spaces internationally free of charge, in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Are you familiar with the Weisman’s impressive public art collection? Check out PUBLIC ART 25, a virtual tour of WAM’s public art collection located on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. This experience offers a personal interactive tour of the public artworks added to the collection in the first 25 years of the museum’s Public Art on Campus program. Follow the mobile-friendly map, and you can take a walking tour, while responsibly keeping your distance from others. It’s a great way to experience a taste of the Weisman’s collection while the galleries are closed.
Stay tuned! In the coming weeks, we’ll have much more to share.
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