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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