September 15, 2021

Alejandra Peña-Gutiérrez is Named the New Director of University of Minnesota’s Weisman Art Museum 

WAM's newly named director, Alejandra Pena-Gutierrez, looks directly into the camera. She's standing in front of a dark, blurry background.

  September 15, 2021, Minneapolis, MN — Executive Vice President and Provost Rachel T. A. Croson has announced that Alejandra Peña-Gutiérrez will be the next director of the University of Minnesota’s Weisman Art Museum (WAM). Peña will begin her new role at WAM on November 29, 2021. An internationally accomplished museum leader and arts professional,…

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July 26, 2021

The Weisman’s Target Studio for Creative Collaboration to Receive $140,000 from National Funders for On Site, Supporting the Development and Exhibition of Incarcerated Artists’ Work

One of the artists of SEEN, a 2021 collaboration between We Are All Criminals and WAM's Target Studio, performs his work.

  The Weisman is thrilled to announce two major grant awards from national funders which will support On Site, a project to develop and exhibit new artwork jointly created by a cohort of incarcerated artists and Twin Cities artists .  On Site is a collaboration of WAM, We Are All Criminals (WAAC), and the Minnesota…

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June 3, 2021

Arts Access: Beyond the Senses

A group of seven people stand in a semi-circle around a sculpture. At the right of the circle, Liza is signing. Some are looking at Liza directly, others are looking intently at the sculpture.

  Every experience is a multi-sensory experience, whether we actively perceive it as such or not. Changes in sensory input, likewise, change our composite experience of the world. Even so, people with sensory loss are rarely consulted during the planning process of collective experience-creation; not included in the development of those experiences, people with sensory…

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April 29, 2021

The Weisman Will Close to the Public this Summer for Maintenance Work

Daytime photo of the exterior of the museum

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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November 20, 2020

COVID Updates and Announcements

WAM will Reopen on Thursday, February 11, 2021 Weisman Art Museum (WAM) plans to reopen its galleries to the general public on Thursday, February 11, 2021. On November 21, WAM announced a temporary closure, in accordance with Governor Walz’s Executive Order 20-99 and aligned guidance from University of Minnesota leadership and public health officials. Now,…

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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 mostly 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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