May 4, 2021

Teaching Apparel Design in a Pandemic and Fashioning the Future

  During the spring semester of 2021, Weisman Art Museum Director of Public Programs and Student Engagement, Katie Covey Spanier, collaborated with Lindsey Strange, UMN College of Design Professor of Apparel Design, on a unique curriculum integration project. Students from the College of Design studied the museum’s spring exhibition, Pressing Issues: Printmaking as Social Justice…

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April 29, 2021

The Weisman Will Close to the Public this Summer for Maintenance Work

Daytime photo of the exterior of the museum

The University of Minnesota’s Weisman Art Museum (WAM) will temporarily close its galleries and in-person shopping at the WAM Shop to allow for maintenance inside the building over the summer. The museum will be closed to the public beginning Monday, May 17, with plans to reopen in fall 2021, upon completion of scheduled maintenance. Earlier…

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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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