Index of Articles and Essays

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.

At Home, But Not Isolated

My name is Alex Buffalohead. I am an artist, curator, and musician in a family band with my parents, called Bluedog. For my day job, I am the Arts and Cultural Engagement Manager at the Native American Community Development Institute and All My Relations Arts gallery in the American Indian Cultural Corridor on Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis.

How Becoming a Doctor Meant Unbecoming Myself

“Please give your origami cow a name.” These were the instructions I received one Wednesday afternoon as part of a Creativity course taught by Yuko Taniguchi. I was a medical resident in psychiatry, taking a break from seeing patients in clinic to learn about art therapy. Yuko taught the class for adolescents in a mental health outpatient program. We had spent the last half-hour learning a series of folds that transformed a square piece of paper into a the recognizable head of a cow, or at least some creature with triangular ears.

A New Take on 'Visualizing Black America': Just Yesterday at WAM

This summer, Weisman Art Museum presents the outdoor poster exhibition, Just Yesterday, developed by artists Mike Gaines and Maggie Williams. Through dynamic image layering and bold type, the campaign uses iconic pop-culture references to raise awareness around systemic racial injustice in the United States in our recent, and not so distant past.