October 17, 2018

Art, Music, Spotify – Connections from the Collective

In conjunction with I Want To Make This Perfectly Clear, the exhibition of political protest posters from the 1960s, the WAM Collective is proud to present a selection of songs arranged to accompany the exhibition. (Listen to the playlist here) Just as the posters presented are each deeply and uniquely political in their call to…

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September 28, 2018

Reflections on Sensory Loss Symposium

The Sensory Loss and Art Symposium at the Weisman Art Museum (WAM) was the end result of my summer-long residency with the Center for Applied Translational Sensory Science (CATSS) at the University of Minnesota. All summer I met with scientists studying all facets of vision and hearing loss, and learned about their individual research interests….

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September 19, 2018

Art for Rent!

  Are you looking for some art to liven up your dorm room? Here are some WAM Collective favorites from the Weisman’s new HOMEWORK Art Rental Collection. Bonus, you can rent for only $15 a semester!   White Castle, Minneapolis   Will Agar’s black-and-white photograph of a White Castle in 1983 would tie together the…

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September 13, 2018

O’Brien Curatorial Fellowship Celebrates Ten Years at WAM

Lisa and E. Gerald O’Brien in front of Douglas Argue’s oil canvas work, Untitled, affectionately known as the “chicken painting.” Jerry O’Brien was an undergraduate art history major at the University of Michigan when he got some thrilling news from Sotheby’s in New York City. The venerable auction house had awarded him one of its…

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September 12, 2018

Making Time Through Slowing Down

In a self-proclaimed fast-paced world, we are asked to do exactly the opposite of contemporary demands: slow down. The language of slowing down has become somewhat of a cure-all for the malaise of a late capitalist society, sending the message of protest by adopting a slower pace of production. With all of the anti-social media…

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August 10, 2018

WAM’s Art Mob Schedule for 2018!

The Art Mob is a group of supporters who enjoy special invitations to meet artists and attend unique events throughout the year. For members and donors at the Collector level and above, the Art Mob meets for studio and collection tours, artist receptions, and other exclusive activities for themselves and a guest.   The 2018–19…

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August 1, 2018

Visceral. Political. Dance. | An Interview with BodyCartography Project

  Introduction BodyCartography Project (BCP), a Minneapolis-based dance collective of Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad, celebrate their twentieth anniversary with a tour that concludes at the Weisman Art Museum (WAM) in Minneapolis in the summer of 2018.  It began in the Performance Arcade festival in Wellington (New Zealand), and continued in SFMOMA (San Francisco). During…

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August 1, 2018

Fight or Buy Bonds: Mobilizing Women for World War I

  Some of the most striking World War I posters in the Fight or Buy Bonds exhibit were directed at mobilizing women to meet national needs. The massive mobilization required by twentieth-century warfare put great strains on American society. With four million men taken into the armed forces, labor shortages developed in many sectors which…

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