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

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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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March 25, 2021

Explore the Permanent Collection with WAM’s New Audio Tour

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Download the free CloudGuide app to access the tour, short videos, and more. While in-person public tours are suspended for the safety of our visitors and staff, the Weisman is thrilled to announce that our free audio tour is now available on CloudGuide! Enhance an in-person experience in the galleries (keep an eye out for…

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March 11, 2021

Meet WAM’s New Digital Content Team!

We’re so excited to introduce you to the Weisman’s first-ever Digital Content Team, who will work closely with WAM’s education, communications, and programs staff to create fresh stories for the Weisman’s social media channels. This spring’s team of University of Minnesota student storytellers are an impressive lot: their combined skillsets and experience include amazing moving…

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March 9, 2021

Meet the WAM Collective Officers

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We are thrilled to introduce you to this year’s WAM Collective Officers, a dynamic group of University of Minnesota students who care deeply about communities, art, and making a difference. The WAM Collective meets weekly to discuss the museum field and to plan programming for the campus community which includes activities like study nights, art-making-opportunities,…

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January 4, 2021

do it (home) part two

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Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist In 1993, Hans Ulrich Obrist together with artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier, conceived do it, an exhibition based entirely on artists’ instructions, which could be followed to create temporary art works for the duration of a show. do it has challenged traditional exhibition formats, questioned authorship, and championed art’s ability to exist…

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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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