Index of Articles and Essays

"Art and Science Can Open the Door"

I find the two best parts of working in the archives are making discoveries while I'm processing materials, and helping people answer questions and make their own discoveries. In the library and archive world, the latter is called Reference Service.

Hard Lines: A Guide to the Architecture of Minnesota
Focus on the Collection: "The Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand"

Severed heads roll on the ground, whips swirl through the air, men are forced off a cliff, and a bishop’s eye is gouged with a hand crank, right at the feet of a group of richly dressed noblemen. Albrecht Dürer’s The Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand revels in displaying brutal methods of torture and execution. In this woodcut, Dürer portrays a popular medieval legend, telling the story of ten thousand Roman soldiers who converted to Christianity.

Nova on "The Feminist Strip Club" (Post #3)

I have personally always been interested in sex work. It is and has always been work. I think sex workers and erotic dancers specifically are very underappreciated.

There are a lot of misconceptions about dancing that I would love to clarify for the public. One is the stereotypes about the kind of women who dance—we are not all addicts with drug problems and daddy issues. We are mothers and daughters. We have families and goals and ambitions and should be treated accordingly. I hope to bring more respect and understanding to dancers through this project.

Meet the WAM Collective Officers

We’re really excited to introduce you to this year’s WAM Collective Officers. They are an exciting bunch of people who really care about communities, art, and making a difference.

The WAM Collective meets weekly to talk about museums and plan their programs, which happen often, and includes things like study nights, art-making-opportunities, and networking with creative professionals.