January 15, 2020

Member Highlight: Nayana Jha and Michael Cain

Nayana and Michael at the opening for "Rose and Melvin Smith: Remembering Rondo." They are smiling for the camera.

Nayana and Michael are both intimately connected to WAM. Nayana’s late father, Dr. Prabhakara Jha, taught in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Comparative Literature, and she had her high school prom at the museum the year that the Frank Gehry-designed building opened! Michael, a lifelong pianist and music educator, will begin teaching at the…

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January 15, 2020

Harriet Bart: Abracadabra and Other Forms of Protection

A framed print of "ABRACADABRA" in a downward-pointing traingle shape floats above a white shelf. To the right on the shelf are what looks like golden flakes in a scientific glass tube. It stands ontop of a book whose spine reads, "The UNIVERSE"

On View February 1 – May 24 On the centennial anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States, WAM is proud to open the career survey exhibition Harriet Bart: Abracadabra and Other Forms of Protection. A cofounding member of WARM (the Women’s Art Registry of Minnesota, one of the first feminist art collectives in the…

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January 15, 2020

More is More: The Lyndel and Blaine King Collection

Titled "Lyndel Queen," this acrylic and pencil on paper artwork pictures Lyndel's portrait from the eyes upward. On top of her head is a Weisman Art Museum building crown.

February 29 – July 19, 2020 When my WAM colleagues asked if I would be willing to show the art collection my husband, Blaine, and I have built over the years, my first thought was that we just acquire things that give us pleasure, things we like to have around us. But that is what…

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January 13, 2020

Meet the WAM Collective Officers

Portrait photo of Sage.

We’re really excited to introduce you to this year’s WAM Collective Officers. They are an exciting bunch of people who really care about communities, art, and making a difference. The WAM Collective meets weekly to talk about museums and plan their programs, which happen often, and includes things like study nights, art-making-opportunities, and networking with…

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January 6, 2020

Educators in Action | Connecting Past and Present: Indigenous Storytelling

Elementary school students oberves objects cased in glass beside an educator.

  Associate Professor and Director of the Multicultural Resource Center at St. Cloud State University, IyekiyapiwiĆž Darlene St. Clair, a citizen of the Lower Sioux Community, has worked with pre-service teachers for the majority of her career in education.  “As a scholar and as a teacher, I have some ambitions, and it’s to change the…

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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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December 2, 2019

Walk Back to Your Body: Anna Marie Shogren

A dancer in a costume constrcuted of white medical gloves holds a seated audience member's hand above their head with during the Lifelong Choreographies performance.

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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November 25, 2019

Walk Back to Your Body: Yuko Taniguchi

Arist Yuko Taniguchi and Dr. Kathryn Cullen pose for a portrait during the "Pieces We Hold" workshop.

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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