June 2, 2022

WAM opens two new exhibitions this summer, on the Big River as “a way of knowing” and documenting urban change, past and present

Artwork by Berenice Abbott and Giovanni Battista Giovanni

  The Weisman Art Museum is pleased to present two new exhibitions opening in June: Capturing Change: The Urban Images of Berenice Abbott and Giovanni Battista Piranesi, opening June 3 in the Edith Carlson Gallery; and Bimiwetigweyaa — Tcubúhatceh (The Sound the River Makes Flowing Along / The Ripple and Roar of a Flowing Stream),…

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May 4, 2022

A Dozen Curatorial Careers Launched at the Weisman

Composite graphic with black-and-white headshots of previous years' O'Brien Curatorial Fellows' headshots against a background image of the Weisman Art Museum

  In 2009, Weisman Art Museum (WAM) established the E. Gerald and Lisa O’Brien Curatorial Fellowship. For over twelve years, the O’Brien Fellowship has been launching curatorial careers by enabling recent graduates to achieve their first paid curatorial museum staff position, as they consider continuing toward an advanced degree. Art history majors from across the…

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April 15, 2022

Essay: After Progress by Miranda Trimmier

A trainyard under a darkly cloudy sky.

After Progress An activist investor is leveraging his stake in Canadian Pacific to force the company into climate action, my friend Gudrun Lock tells me. This news overlays our walk through the patchwork of forest, park, and grassland that surrounds the CP-owned Shoreham Yards train and truck site in northeast Minneapolis. The air smells like…

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March 21, 2022

WAM Student Staff Profile: Sage Caballero

A polaroid animation of Sage Caballero with a WAM gallery visible in the background and abstract colorful shapes

Sage Caballero (he/they) is a senior majoring in psychology, with minors in art history, and gender, women & sexuality studies. Sage is particularly interested in how all these subjects intersect within museums. They hope to work to create a more accessible museum space in the future. They are a researcher and musician and love experiencing…

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March 21, 2022

COVID Updates and Announcements

Photo of the exterior of Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Masks Are Welcome, But Not Required March 21, 2022: As of today, masks are welcome, but not required for visitors and staff at the Weisman Art Museum (WAM) and WAM Shop, in accordance with University of Minnesota policy and current public health guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

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February 14, 2022

Q & A with Young Builders and Designers Founder Brian Kelley

Brian Kelley pictured with a group of students

WAM’s Frank Gehry-designed building is the perfect backdrop for architecture and design programs. Expanding on existing architecture and design programs, like WAM’s Teen Architecture Summer workshop, the Weisman has partnered with designer Brian Kelley, founder of the Young Builders and Designers program, for youth design workshops over the past year and will continue to offer…

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December 27, 2021

Lake Street Truth Collective Public Conversation [Transcript]

A tent on the Roberts Shoes Lot on Lake Street with the Midtown Exchange in the background and the setting sun.

Hear from Lake Street Truth Collective Truth & Repair facilitators Quito Ziegler, Jennings Mergenthal, and Kya Concepcion about their work engaging the Lake Street community during summer 2021 on the former Roberts Shoes lot on Lake St. & Chicago Ave. Moderated by WAM’s curator for creative collaboration, Boris Oicherman. This event was recorded on December…

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