WAM Shop
Three women browse a small, bright, museum shop. One holds up a pair of earrings.

Open during museum hours:

Weds: 10 AM – 8 PM
Thurs & Fri: 10 AM – 5 PM
Sat & Sun: 11 AM – 5 PM

WAM sustaining members, U of M students, faculty, and staff all receive a 10% discount on purchases year-round.

art of person standing on snow
Umetaro Azechi, Stand on the Snow
1956, woodcut.

Art Rental

The Weisman’s Art Rental Program offers U of M students, employees, and departments the opportunity to display pieces of art from the museum’s rental collection in their homes or offices. More than 300 framed, ready-to-hang, original artworks are available for rent at the WAM Shop.

Renting is affordable:

  • U students: $15 per artwork per semester; limit of three works per semester
  • U employees: $45 per artwork per year; limit of five works per year
  • U departments: $45 per artwork per year; no limit

Questions? Contact artrent@umn.edu for more information.

Be sure to check out the HOMEWORK Collection (just for students!)
In 2018, WAM launched the student-only HOMEWORK art rental collection, with artwork selected by the museum’s student group, WAM Collective. Featuring prints, drawings, and photographs by both established and emerging artists – the collection contains a limited number of ready-to-hang works, available only to students.

How it began:
The Art Rental program was started by the museum’s founding director, Hudson Walker, in 1934. Together with his wife Ione, he assembled the collection of American art the forms the heart of the museum’s collection today. The Art Rental program was a way to bring original art into the everyday lives of students, faculty, and staff at the University.

More Benefits

Members receive access to exclusive Members-Only sales in the WAM Shop, and invitations to seasonal sales throughout the year. Not a member yet? Join for free today

All U of M students, faculty, and staff also receive a 10% discount on purchases every day, and participants of the Gopher GOLD™ value program can pay quickly and easily with their U Card.

Questions? Contact us at 612.625.9495