July 27, 2022

Weisman presents Piotr Szyhalski: We Are Working All the Time!

A nighttime color photo depicts four people in white shirts and black pants raise a large white flag,surrunded by spectators at Northern Spark festival in Minneapolis.

  Weisman Art Museum (WAM) is pleased to present Piotr Szyhalski: We Are Working All the Time!, on view August 20 — December 29, 2022.  This major survey exhibition, curated by WAM Senior Curator Diane Mullin, features works in a variety of media across three decades of Szyhalski’s prolific and pioneering practice, including poster design,…

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June 2, 2022

WAM opens two new exhibitions this summer, on the Big River as “a way of knowing” and documenting urban change, past and present

Artwork by Berenice Abbott and Giovanni Battista Giovanni

  The Weisman Art Museum is pleased to present two new exhibitions opening in June: Capturing Change: The Urban Images of Berenice Abbott and Giovanni Battista Piranesi, opening June 3 in the Edith Carlson Gallery; and Bimiwetigweyaa — Tcubúhatceh (The Sound the River Makes Flowing Along / The Ripple and Roar of a Flowing Stream),…

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September 15, 2021

Alejandra Peña-Gutiérrez is Named the New Director of University of Minnesota’s Weisman Art Museum 

WAM's newly named director, Alejandra Pena-Gutierrez, looks directly into the camera. She's standing in front of a dark, blurry background.

  September 15, 2021, Minneapolis, MN — Executive Vice President and Provost Rachel T. A. Croson has announced that Alejandra Peña-Gutiérrez will be the next director of the University of Minnesota’s Weisman Art Museum (WAM). Peña will begin her new role at WAM on November 29, 2021. An internationally accomplished museum leader and arts professional,…

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January 15, 2020

Member Highlight: Nayana Jha and Michael Cain

Nayana and Michael at the opening for "Rose and Melvin Smith: Remembering Rondo." They are smiling for the camera.

Nayana and Michael are both intimately connected to WAM. Nayana’s late father, Dr. Prabhakara Jha, taught in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Comparative Literature, and she had her high school prom at the museum the year that the Frank Gehry-designed building opened! Michael, a lifelong pianist and music educator, will begin teaching at the…

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January 15, 2020

Harriet Bart: Abracadabra and Other Forms of Protection

A framed print of "ABRACADABRA" in a downward-pointing traingle shape floats above a white shelf. To the right on the shelf are what looks like golden flakes in a scientific glass tube. It stands ontop of a book whose spine reads, "The UNIVERSE"

February 1 – November 29, 2020 On the centennial anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States, WAM is proud to open the career survey exhibition Harriet Bart: Abracadabra and Other Forms of Protection. A cofounding member of WARM (the Women’s Art Registry of Minnesota, one of the first feminist art collectives in the United…

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January 15, 2020

More is More: The Lyndel and Blaine King Collection

Titled "Lyndel Queen," this acrylic and pencil on paper artwork pictures Lyndel's portrait from the eyes upward. On top of her head is a Weisman Art Museum building crown.

February 29, 2020 – February 14, 2021 When my WAM colleagues asked if I would be willing to show the art collection my husband, Blaine, and I have built over the years, my first thought was that we just acquire things that give us pleasure, things we like to have around us. But that is…

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