June 1, 2020

Seven Forms Student Design Showcase: Emma Hughes

To the Light by Emma Hughes Emma Hughes is a sophomore studying apparel design at the University of Minnesota. She began designing at a very young age working with her grandma, who always supported her aspirations to become a designer. Her inspiration comes from everyday life and different patterns found in nature or ideas that…

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May 6, 2020

ArtWords 2020: “Real Colorful Creatures” by Samantha Sanvik

Real Colorful Creatures I’m reminded of the crisp new pages of my inexperienced youth, quickly turned into crumpled corners, faded lines, ripped edges. I’m reminded of the boundless possibilities that arise from a single plot. A plot that has a rise and a fall, with an ending that comes too soon. I’m reminded of Where…

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May 6, 2020

ArtWords 2020: “Around Here” by Joey Gotchnik

Around Here “Time? What is time? We don’t have that around here,” she says. But how then, I thought, can I compare yourself to me? No number to make us seem similar, no skin wrinkle, hair color, or light amid your eyes. The balance of unbalanced strings lapping against bright plywood, yellow coated and a…

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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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January 21, 2020

WAM Shop | Student-designed “Claymate” earrings

(Left to right) Joe Price and Olivia Schumack pose for a picture outside of the WAM Shop. Schumack wears the Stone Arch "Claymate" earrings.

Very few of us leave our college careers with much of anything tangible that endures the wear and tear of time. Our theses, hole-punched and bound to perfection, sit collecting dust in closed dresser drawers. Our artworks, once bold and daring, are repurposed or recycled. Journals are tossed, books are returned; even friendships begin to…

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January 13, 2020

Meet the WAM Collective Officers

Portrait photo of Sage.

We’re really excited to introduce you to this year’s WAM Collective Officers. They are an exciting bunch of people who really care about communities, art, and making a difference. The WAM Collective meets weekly to talk about museums and plan their programs, which happen often, and includes things like study nights, art-making-opportunities, and networking with…

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