December 28, 2020

Essay: First We Survey, Then We Dig!

  Piotr Szyhalski—the Polish-born and trained, American multimedia artist—has built a dynamic, richly varied body of work over the last thirty years. The Weisman Art Museum’s Piotr Szyhalski/Labor Camp: We Are Working All the Time! will be the first exhibition featuring works from across his extraordinary career to be critically considered together. Central to this project,…

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November 24, 2020

Essay: Vesna Kittelson’s Young Americans

Four portraits of Kittelson's students, from her "Young Americans" series

  Upon entering Vesna Kittelson’s North Loop Minneapolis studio, you notice that her space is populated with the faces of Young Americans. The painted portraits, slightly larger than life, are unfettered by frames and hung directly on the wall, most of them at eye level or just above. You can’t help but meet their gazes;…

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November 20, 2020

COVID Updates and Announcements

WAM will Reopen on Thursday, February 11, 2021 Weisman Art Museum (WAM) plans to reopen its galleries to the general public on Thursday, February 11, 2021. On November 21, WAM announced a temporary closure, in accordance with Governor Walz’s Executive Order 20-99 and aligned guidance from University of Minnesota leadership and public health officials. Now,…

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August 25, 2020

How Does Your Garden Grow? – “Resilience” by Heather C. Lou & “Hanged One” by Arnée Martin

About the Artist heather c. lou (she/her/hers) is an angry gemini earth dragon, multiracial, asian, queer, cisgender, disabled, depressed, and anxious womxn of color artist based in st. paul, minnesota.  Instagram @hclou   About the Artist Arnée Martin (she/they) is an artist/arts educator originally from Charleston, SC/Edisto Natchez/Kusso land. Instagram @argh_margh ©YOLOW zines 2020, excerpted…

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August 25, 2020

ZINE: How Does Your Garden Grow?”

Gardens can be literal places for growing our flowers and vegetables, or gardens can be inside our hearts and minds. How are we tending our gardens? How are we sowing our seeds for a harvest where no one will be hungry? What magic are we finding in the sunshine, water, and soil? I asked these…

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March 26, 2020

WAM@Home

While WAM is now open to the general public, our staff and partnering artists continue to develop programming to engage audiences and build community online. WAM events, programs, workshops, and tours will mostly be online until further notice. Wherever we are, at home or in a fabulous building by the river, WAM is committed to shining a…

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