Index of Articles and Essays

WAM opens two new exhibitions this summer, on the Big River as "a way of knowing" and documenting urban change, past and present

The Weisman Art Museum is pleased to present two new exhibitions opening in June: Capturing Change: The Urban Images of Berenice Abbott and Giovanni Battista Piranesi, opening June 3 in the Edith Carlson Gallery; andBimiwetigweyaa — Tcubúhatceh (The Sound the River Makes Flowing Along / The Ripple and Roar of a Flowing Stream), an exhibition-in-progress by artists-in-residence for the Big River Continuum project, Karen Goulet (Ojibwe) and Monique Verdin (Houma), on view in the Target Studio for Creative Collaboration gallery beginning Jun

A Dozen Curatorial Careers Launched at the Weisman

In 2009, Weisman Art Museum (WAM) established the E. Gerald and Lisa O’Brien Curatorial Fellowship. For over twelve years, the O'Brien Fellowship has been launching curatorial careers by enabling recent graduates to achieve their first paid curatorial museum staff position, as they consider continuing toward an advanced degree. Art history majors from across the country are encouraged to apply, especially those who studied at University of Minnesota, University of Michigan, Rice University, Northwestern University, University of Chicago, and University of Maryland.

Other Wars—Afghans, Violent Care, and Deprived Solidarity by Mariam Banahi

In September 2021, the Texas Legislature adopted Senate Bill 8, which restricts access to abortion by allowing private citizens to sue service providers. Later in the fall, we commissioned several artists to create responses to the legislation. We opened the series with an image created by the artist Dread Scott that equated Texas governance with the Taliban.

After Progress by Miranda Trimmier

An activist investor is leveraging his stake in Canadian Pacific to force the company into climate action, my friend Gudrun Lock tells me. This news overlays our walk through the patchwork of forest, park, and grassland that surrounds the CP-owned Shoreham Yards train and truck site in northeast Minneapolis. The air smells like diesel.

COVID Updates and Announcements Masks Are Welcome, But Not Required

March 21, 2022: As of today, masks are welcome, but not required for visitors and staff at the Weisman Art Museum (WAM) and WAM Shop, in accordance with University of Minnesota policy and current public health guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).