Index of Articles and Essays

Weisman Art Museum Announces Kendra Greendeer, Ph.D. as the New Ihlenfeld Curator of Collaborative and Community Exhibitions

Weisman Art Museum (WAM) is pleased to announce Kendra Greendeer as the new Ihlenfeld Curator of Collaborative and Community Exhibitions. Her selection is the culmination of an extensive national search by an interdepartmental committee at the University. She will begin her new role at the Weisman on July 8, 2024. 

Dr. Megan Finch on James Baldwin's The Price of the Ticket | Lecture

This talk was recorded on March 20, 2024 and is available via the Weisman’s YouTube channel. This discussion was led by Dr. Megan Finch, Assistant Professor in the English department at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Dr. Finch's expertise lies in American literature, with a focus on representations of "madness" within late 20th-century black women's novels.

Perspectives on Water | Artist Talk

This talk was recorded on March 20, 2024 and is available via the Weisman’s YouTube channel. Ceramic artist Courtney M. Leonard (Shinnecock) discusses her work BREACH Logbook 22: Cull in conversation with Dr. Kate Beane, Executive Director of the Minnesota Museum of American Art and adjunct faculty in American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota. This conversation was moderated by Dr.

The Other Four | Artist Talk

This talk was recorded on April 3, 2024 and is available via the Weisman’s YouTube channel.  In connection with the Weisman's spring exhibition, THE OTHER FOUR, participating artists Liza Sylvestre, Christopher Jones, and Rotem Tamir convene for a roundtable discussion on the ways in which THE OTHER FOUR promotes intimacy between audience and artwork through touch, breath, and close listening.

More Various, More Beautiful, & More Terrible: Thinking with Baldwin

The Weisman Art Museum’s collection contains primarily painting and sculpture of the United States. More Various, More Beautiful, and More Terrible, currently on view in the Woodhouse Gallery, is a reinstallation of a small portion of this collection. Senior Curator Diane Mullin’s original goal was to select artists from the collection that had not been exhibited often, or ever, at WAM.