Open Studio: Water Reflections
Nov 1 2023 | 10am - 5pm

333 E River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

piece of netting on colored ripple background

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November Open Studio: Water Reflections

Throughout art history, artists have portrayed water in diverse ways, reflecting their perceptions, emotions, and cultural contexts. Using brushwork, color choices, texture, and other artistic tools, the portrayal of water has evolved across different art movements, styles, and mediums. Whether capturing its physical attributes, symbolic meanings, or emotional resonance, the depiction of water remains a constant source of inspiration for artists across different eras and styles.

In addition to new art-making activities, you’ll notice a new projection in the Studio's lounge space: a 1929 short silent film by photographer Ralph Steiner entitled H2O. This film illustrates the dynamic nature of water in its many forms and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2005. The cinepoem is credited as one of the first art films made in the United States.

Drop in to the Target Studio during open museum hours and explore the many meanings of water through a self directed, hands on art-making activity.

Image credit: Courtney M. Leonard, Breach Logbook 22: Cull (detail), installation view, 2022. Ceramic, paint, and video. Weisman Art Museum commission.