Create + Learn
Two older people drawing in the Target Studio for Creative Collaboration

Open Studio

Open Studio in the WAM Target Gallery welcomes visitors to drop in, connect with community, and explore their creative inquiries. Open Studio offers a range of interactive activities and programs, such as workshops, demonstrations, discussions, film screenings and guided experiences with artists, curators, community members and interdisciplinary practitioners.

Open Studio Programs


Imagination Studio

Led by a team of mental health specialists, artists, and museum educators, Imagination Studio is an immersive research study investigating how engaging with creative arts activities may help college students who are experiencing depression. Presented in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry and Behavior Health and Masonic Institute of the Developing Brain. 

Art Bites Tours

The WAM Guides program is a paid opportunity for University of Minnesota students to develop and lead interactive, close-looking tours of the museum for the visiting public. Drop in, meet other curious-minded museum goers, and listen to your WAM Guide approach the museum’s collection via a theme of their own choosing. Check the calendar for upcoming tour dates.

Monthly Art-Making Activities

Open Studio invites you to move at a self-directed pace through a variety of art-making activities which rotate each month. Activities are developed in conversation with the museum’s collections and current exhibitions. All materials provided; drop in anytime. Free and open to the public. 

Upcoming Activities