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Art Mob 2023–24 Season


Support the Weisman Art Museum and go behind the scenes! Art Mob is a group of WAM supporters who enjoy special invitations to meet artists and attend unique events, like those below, throughout the year. For a minimum contribution of $300 per year (or $25 + monthly), you have access to special Art Mob experiences, customized for our group of WAM enthusiasts, creating moments of connection that enhance our creative community and help us get better acquainted with one another.

On Breach

In September, the Weisman Art Museum's Interpretation Assistant, Eileen Bass, interviewed artist Courtney M. Leonard in connection with her site-specific artwork BREACH: Logbook | CULL, 2022. The resulting interview is a rich record of Leonard's process and weaves between topics of: clay, water rights, the passage of time, and her experience as an indigenous artist in non-indigenous arts spaces. 

Weisman Art Museum Presents Urban Cadence, Street Photography of Urban Life in Lagos and Johannesburg

Weisman Art Museum (WAM) is pleased to present Urban Cadence, on view from October 6 - December 31, 2023. The opening event for this exhibition on Thurs., Oct. 5 includes an early look at the show, plus a special live performance by the Black Atlantics, led by Afrofusion musician Obi Original, as well as Nigerian fare by WaZoBia and a cash bar.

Why We Look at Animals

Eugène Atget’s documentary photographs, mostly taken in Paris during the early 1920s, offer haunting, uncanny city scenes bereft of human actors. Often beginning his work before dawn, Atget would carry a bulky (and increasingly obsolescent) bellows camera while strolling the streets, endeavoring to capture a city on the brink of dramatic urban transformation. These images are imbued with nostalgia and a sense of loss.

VIDEO: Skawennati on Indigenous Futurism and World-Building

This presentation was recorded on April 19 in conjunction with the exhibition MESSAGE FROM OUR PLANET: DIGITAL ART FROM THE THOMA COLLECTION and is available via the Weisman’s YouTube channel.