Crafting Memories with the Weisguides
People working on a table

On Sunday the 25th of November, at WAM, the Weisguides had a DIY activity for people to do from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

From 2011 to 2012 two graduate interns processed the Weisman’s archival collection leading to the opening of the exhibition, The WAM Files: The Art of the Archives. Their hard work led to the exhibition space being filled with scrapbooks, photographs, and documents from the Weisman spanning back 40 years.

Tour guides of WAM lead groups through the WAM’s collection of art, ending with the WAM Files. Upon finishing the tour in the archival room, the visitors were led to tables at the other side of the museum where they constructed journals. The journals were made to archive one’s memories and dreams – a preserver of time.

A table with paper, glue, scissors, a pencil, and a ruler strewn about

Participants made the journals to give as gifts for family members or personal photo albums to catalogue their history.

The hands-on aspect of the afternoon made it a wonderful ending to the weekend. The tea, coffee, and lavender cookies made the front of cooler weather bearable from inside, out of the house, and in an amazing location.

Turn the next page of your journal and come to WAM’s future Weisguides events with family, friends, and visitors of the Weisman Art Museum!