April 1, 2020

The Weisman’s Response to Coronavirus/COVID-19

Photo of the exterior of Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Updated April 1, 2020: Weisman Art Museum (WAM), under the guidance of University of Minnesota leadership and public health officials, at the direction of Governor Walz and the Minnesota Department of Health, is following the current “stay at home” order to help curb transmission of COVID-19. University of Minnesota has closed all major campus venues…

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March 26, 2020

WAM@Home

Like arts spaces and other public gathering spots throughout the Twin Cities, Weisman Art Museum is temporarily closed to the public, as we all do our part to try and keep our community healthy. WAM’s staff, student workers, and partnering artists may be working from home, but they’re also finding new ways to connect and build community…

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February 12, 2020

Meet the Gallery Hosts!

A student guide with her back turned to the camera exclaims about a painting on the wall; A group of 8 people form a semi-circle around her, listening intently

Meet the 2020 Gallery Hosts—your fearless and friendly student tour guides. Together they lead What’sArt?, a program designed to help audiences find meaning in any artwork. These 15-minute drop-in conversations are led by these guides and focused on a single artwork. So come ignore the labels and get lost in the work with this year’s…

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February 12, 2020

BioMess: Call for Collaborators

Large display boxes holding scientific and biological specimens stand alongside each other in the middle of the room.

The Weisman Art Museum is calling scientists to collaborate on the upcoming exhibition “BioMess,” by Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr of the SymbioticA Lab at the University of Western Australia.

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January 30, 2020

Celebrating Women’s History Month at WAM

In recognition of Women’s History Month, Amoke Kubat (YO MAMA’S HOUSE, is curating a Pop Up Museum in the Target Studio. This follows Amoke’s curation of Black History Month, and is called ART & SOUL: Indigenous, Rural and Urban HERstories Month.   Watch this space for more!     ALYA ANSARI, Target Studio Assistant

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January 30, 2020

From Sovereign Nation to Incarceration

  Playwright, poet, and writer Marcie Rendon (Anishinaabe, White Earth Nation) has been in residence at the Target Studio since Fall 2019. She is a community arts activist and a curator who supports other Native artists/writers/creators to pursue their art. In her work with WAM, Marcie researchers the causes and effects of the disproportionate rates of incarceration of…

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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 – July 19, 2020 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 what…

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January 4, 2020

Yo Mama’s Story | An Interview with Amoke Kubat

  Amoke Kubat is an artist, weaver, sacred doll maker, and occasional stand-up comedian, and has been in-residence at the Target Studio since fall 2019. She uses her art to speak truth to power and to maintain a position of wellness in an America sick with inequalities and inequities. In 2010, Amoke founded Yo Mama and…

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