“Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” is a new WAM Collective blog series highlighting the overlooked and underrepresented artistic contributions of American artists. The title of the series references a 1971 essay of the same name by art historian Linda Nochlin, which examines the institutional boundaries that have prevented Women artists from succeeding in the arts. Featuring work by artists of color, women artists and LGBTQIA artists and sharing the narratives that have been erased or forgotten over time, this series…
Be the first to view Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle, see and touch specimens from the Bell Museum, and visit the Water Bar to taste and learn about water from the Twin Cities’ region and Dakota peoples’ relationship to it.
VIP Reception | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Donors at the Collector level and above and special guests are invited to hang out with Rockman and Dana Friis-Hansen, Director of GRAM, at the Water Bar and get a tour of the exhibition. To become a VIP, donate at wam.umn.edu/support
The Great Lakes Cycle explores the past, present, and future of the Great Lakes. While celebrating the natural majesty and global importance of the region, Rockman explores how the lakes are threatened by human forces including climate change, pollution, invasive species, mass agriculture, and urban sprawl. Some of the steps taken in recent decades to protect these ecosystems and counteract environmental damages have produced positive results, yet more attention is needed. It is our goal that Rockman’s exhibition will create wider awareness of these issues and inspire everyone to play a role in protecting our environment and preserving these precious resources for future generations.