The Target Studio for Creative Collaboration at WAM is a unique museum space dedicated to collaborations between artists and scholars. It is a workplace, a convening space, a laboratory, a gallery, and a classroom. It hosts workshops, discussions, exhibitions, performances, and symposia. It is dynamic, evolving, and unpredictable, as all true collaborations are.

The program of the Target Studio does not stop at the museum walls. Its relationships spread across departments at the University of Minnesota and throughout the Twin Cities and larger Minnesota communities. Its activities cross sector and disciplinary boundaries, encompassing academic disciplines in humanities and sciences and virtually all creative practices. Its programs include artist residencies, open performance laboratories, lectures and discussions, collectives, institutional collaborations—all supporting and promoting the culture of sharing and working together.

If you are an artist of any trade or a scholar of any discipline, if you are curious about ways artistic and academic practices can be integrated—talk to Boris Oicherman, the Cindy and Jay Ihlenfeld Curator for Creative Collaboration. Drop him a line by email anytime.