333 E River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Weekly Art Bites Tours
Starting November 9, 2023
THURSDAYS 11:30 A.M. — 12 P.M.
SATURDAYS at 1:30 P.M — 2:00 P.M.
SUNDAYS at 1:30 P.M. — 2:00 P.M.
ART BITES are 30-minute, 3-stop tours given by Student WAM Guides developed under instruction from WAM’s LEARNING AND ENGAGEMENT ASSOCIATE, Olivia Comstock. Drop in, meet other curious-minded museum goers, and listen to your WAM Guide approach the museum’s collection via a theme of their own choosing.
The WAM Guides program is a paid opportunity for University of Minnesota students to develop and lead interactive, close-looking tours of the museum for the visiting public.
Sophomore, Product Design & Creative Writing
My tours, for the month of November, are developed around the theme of MEMORY & NOSTALGIA. While every individual has their own particular story, shared familiarities connect our pasts and the emotions we experience. Through interactive quick sketching and close-looking activities at three selected art pieces currently on display, we’ll explore what elements of our lives transcend to be part of an universal narrative.
Junior, Art History
My tours, for the month of November, are developed around the theme of WATER REFLECTIONS in connection with November’s theme for self-directed art activities available in the Target Gallery. Together, through close looking and discussion, we’ll investigate and discuss three sculptural installations that represent the fluidity of water using solid materials, diving deep into the artists’ unique relationship with their culture and environment through uncommon forms.
Senior, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies/Japanese
My tours, for the month of November are developed around the theme of THINKING WITH FLOWERS. On this tour we will examine the history of flowers in art, how they are represented, and how we interact with flowers in our daily lives.