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Stylized curly typography reading Weisman Art Museum Sweetheart Sale, February 7 - 10, in pinks and blue Sweetheart Sale 2024

Wed, Feb 7 - Sat, Feb 10 2024

Show your love, shop adorable finds, and save 20% during the WAM Shop's Sweetheart Sale. Unique accessories made by local artists and a range of sustainably-made gifts—for the special someones in your life. 

It's a sweetheart of a deal: WAM members and UMN faculty, staff, and students save 20% on purchases during the sale period. In-store sales only; discounts may not be combined.

An area of solid black is interrupted by the words "Kara Walker" which reveal a battlefield scene illustrated by Winslow Homer. Kara Walker: Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)

Fri, Sep 27 2024 - Sun, Jan 5 2025

Weisman Art Museum is proud to present the exhibition, Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated). Kara Walker, born in 1969, is one of the most intellectually provocative and creatively productive artists of her generation. Her groundbreaking work revisits archival material to challenge dominant narratives of American history, exploring race, gender, sexuality, violence, identity, and social justice.

Seeking for the Lost Newspaper header image Seeking for the Lost

Sat, Aug 3 2024 - Sun, Feb 16 2025

Seeking for the Lost views the details of often overlooked histories with an artistic lens. Featuring portraiture by contemporary artist Christopher E. Harrison, this exhibition explores the unbreakable familial bonds expressed through ads in the St. Paul newspaper The Appeal; presents the post-Reconstruction goals of Minnesota’s Black press; and shows how literacy informed the lives of Black Americans after the Civil War. 

John Von Wicht, Stencil on Japanese Paper. Black and bright orange abstract symbols with a navy blue accent. Open Studio: Stencil Art

Thu, Aug 1 - Sat, Aug 31 2024

In 20th-century American art, STENCIL ART evolved through various contexts, from its early association with political activism to its integration into avant-garde experimentation. During the Great Depression, stencil art served as a potent tool for conveying messages of hope and solidarity, with artists commissioned by organizations like the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to create murals and posters addressing issues such as labor rights and racial equality.

A sepia, yellow, and green toned watercolor painting of a tower just visible above the treeline. Open Studio: Watercolor

Mon, Jul 1 - Wed, Jul 31 2024

July's theme for Open Studio is WATERCOLOR, inspired by Alex Lindhal's Prospect Park Tower, 1918, Carol Hoorn Fraser's Hill in the Woods, 20th Century, and Ivan Majdrakoff's Of the Outdoors, 1954. 

36 × 80 × 1 1/4 in. abstract painting dominated by triangles, circles, and rectangular shapes. The "background" of the composition is a black and white striped plane while the foreground features imposing triangular figures with circular "bellies". The composition makes prolific use of simultaneous contrast by employing highly saturated red, yellow, orange, green, and magenta colors next to each other.  Open Studio: Op Art

Sat, Jun 1 - Sun, Jun 30 2024

June's theme for Open Studio is OP ART, inspired by Rico Gaston's piece Untitled (Young Mystics), 2020. 

Background of colorful spring flowers, with text that reads WAM Shop spring sale, May 8 - 12 WAM Shop Spring Sale

Wed, May 8 - Sun, May 12 2024

We've got your moms, dads, and grads covered!

Stop by the WAM Shop Wednesday through Sunday, MAY 8 – 12  and pick up unique gifts at the Spring Sale: artist-made jewelry, eye-catching books and creative kids' toys, apparel, totes, cards, and much more! WAM members and University of Minnesota students, faculty & staff receive 20% off purchases.

Smoky black clouds fill the sky above a bright expanse of green grass and a low range of evergreen trees in the far background. Open Studio: Weather Patterns

Wed, May 1 - Fri, May 31 2024

The theme for May's art-making activity is inspired by April Gornik's moody landscape, Cloud Bringing Night. Artists have long been inspired by various weather patterns, representing them in monumental landscape paintings, or using depictions of weather and the sky to create mood. They use their artistic skills to capture the beauty, atmosphere, and sometimes unpredictable weather in their works. Weather patterns in art encompass a wide range of artistic styles and techniques.

Waking the Oracle: Community Healing Activation

Sat, Apr 27 2024


This Waking the Oracle event is presented in conversation with the Weisman’s exhibition, The Experience of Expression

Bevan Art Bites Art Bites Tour: Nature/Made

Sat, Apr 27 2024

On this FREE tour, explore works of art in the museum which fit the theme of "Nature/Made". Artists often use nature-made objects in their work to connect with the natural world, explore environmental themes, or incorporate organic elements into their artistic expression. Nature-made objects can include everything from found materials like rocks, shells, and branches to organic substances like mud, leaves, and feathers. Consider the relationship between the subject matter of a piece and the natural world, the materials used to make art, and where those materials are found.