November 20, 2020

COVID Updates and Announcements

WAM will Temporarily Close Per the Governor’s Order November 20, 2020: Weisman Art Museum will temporarily close its gallery spaces to the public beginning Saturday, Nov. 21, in accordance with the Governor Walz’s Executive Order 20-99 and aligned guidance from University of Minnesota leadership and public health officials. Per the Governor’s order, indoor gathering spaces and entertainment…

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October 22, 2020

Election Day programs at the Weisman Art Museum

Love Vote Rise

Upcoming Artist-Led Programs Tackle Questions of Truth, Culture, and Power this Election Season “Truth” might just be the single most contentious word in the U.S.A. over the last four years. Fake news, alternative facts, news echo chambers, the stuff of niche conspiracy theories and dark internet corners—all of it sprang into public consciousness and changed…

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March 26, 2020

WAM@Home

While WAM is now open to the general public, our staff and partnering artists continue to develop programming to engage audiences and build community online. WAM events, programs, workshops, and tours will all be online until further notice. Wherever we are, at home or in a fabulous building by the river, WAM is committed to shining a…

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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 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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December 5, 2019

Walk Back to Your Body: Peng Wu

Audience members sit on pillows in a dark Target Studio Gallery lit only by lamp-light. Warm light emits from lamps installed all over the gallery. Peng Wu and Dr. Michael Howell discuss their research.

Last fall, four artists and five medical researchers embarked on interdisciplinary collaborations that have led to new cultural perspectives on complex medical questions. This series of blog posts is meant to highlight their processes before the culmination of these collaborations, taking place in the Target Studio on December 5. More info about that event here >>…

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