Weisman Art Museum

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  • Free admission.


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Located on a Lake or River



  • Located on the East bank of the U of M-Minneapolis campus.

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  • Open Year Round: Closed Monday: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am – 5pm, Wed 10am-8pm, SA SU 11am-5pm.

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  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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  1. Elements: Student Design Competition

    333 East River Road
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Call: 612-625-9494

    This spring semester WAM will host its third annual design competition. The museum’s student group, WAM Collective, in partnership with the University of Minnesota College of Design have asked sixteen student designers to create ready-for-the-runway garments. Taking inspiration from the Weisman’s exhibition, Siberia: Imagined and Reimagined, the competition will showcase designs with an emphasis on sustainability.

    Designs will draw upon the landscapes, materials, textures, and traditions of Siberia, while also responding to the environmental questions the region raises. Over the course of their design process, contestants will consider topics such as, sustainable design; environmental, ecological, and labor support structures in the garment industry; and how garment production exploits or depletes these systems of support.

    Intermission performance by Mill City Summer Opera.

    Tea tasting with Verdant Tea.

    Light bites by Common Roots.

  2. Northern Spark

    333 E River Rd
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Call: 612-625-9494

    Northern Spark is an all-night arts festival that lights up Minneapolis.

    On the second Saturday in June each summer, tens of thousands of people gather along the Minneapolis riverfront and throughout the city to explore giant video projections, play in temporary installations in the streets, and enjoy experimental performances in green spaces and under bridges. From dusk to dawn the city surprises you: friendly crowds, glowing groups of cyclists, an unexpected path through the urban landscape, the magic of sunrise after a night of amazing art and experiences. Northern Spark is the one-night arts event people talk about for the rest of the year.

    Join us for Northern Spark 2014 at the University of Minnesota!

  3. Siberia: Imagined and Reimagined

    333 East River Road
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Call: 612-625-9494

    In a state where polar plunges are a popular recreational activity, and winter can last six months of the year, Anastasia Rudenko’s photograph of bikini-clad women posing on a snow-covered riverbank almost looks like it was taken in Minnesota. After all, during the winter months, we see extreme displays of cold endurance on a regular basis.

    Despite the fact that Siberia’s largest city, Novosibirsk, is one of Minneapolis/St. Paul’s sister cities, most Minnesotans, like most Americans, know little about Russia’s elusive Siberian territories. Nonetheless, Siberia and Minnesota have a few things in common. Most notably, both have continental climates, which means both are subject to hot and mosquito-friendly summers, and cold and obdurate winters. But unlike Minnesota, Siberia is officially neither a territory nor a political entity.

    So what, then, is Siberia? This is the deceptively simple question Siberia: Imagined and Reimagined—organized by the Foundation for International Arts and Education— engages for its viewers. Over the course of more than one hundred photographs, which span from the 1870s to the present, Siberia both animates and challenges popular perceptions of an often forgotten place, via an enigmatic medium. Discover surprising parallels to Minnesota’s culture and landscape.

  4. WAM@20: PAPER

    333 East River Road
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Call: 612-625-9494

    WAM@20: PAPER is the second gallery exhibition of the year-long WAM@20 program celebrating the twentieth birthday of our iconic building. The overall program features a suite of gallery exhibitions, including this one, and on-line projects that use twenty separate selection techniques to highlight twenty years of the collection. For each individual project, a single selection criteria is used to select one work from each year since the opening of the WAM building in 1993. This installment of WAM@20, mounted in the Edith Carlson Gallery, features forty works selected by two distinct criteria: random generation of museum accession, or unique ID numbers, and curator’s choice.

    Almost two-thirds of WAM’s collection is comprised of works on paper. Those works include prints, drawings, photographs, and other works consisting of paper as material or support. The Edith Carlson Gallery, a part of the 2011 Gehry-designed addition, is primarily devoted to displaying works on paper.

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