Heads up! After an eight-month closure, the University of Minnesota’s Weisman Art Museum reopened October 1, 2020. Admission is still free and open to the public, but there are new safeguards in place: Capacity is limited to 25 percent and face coverings are required.
Current exhibitions feature racial justice fiber art from We Are the Story, a multi-venue collaboration between the Textile Center and the Women of Color Quilters Network (through March 14, 2021); Young Americans, an ongoing portrait series by painter Vesna Kittelson (through Jan. 3, 2021); a 100-object retrospective and monograph devoted to conceptual artist Harriet Bart (through Nov. 29, 2020); and a showcase of Minnesota-made Mingei ceramics (through March 21, 2021).
The Weisman and its oft-overlooked but well-curated WAM Shop are open Thursday to Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. Coat checks and lockers are not available at this time, but there’s plenty of hand sanitizer and plexiglass panels to separate museumgoers and desk staff. Group tours are a no go, alas, but you can find plenty of virtual tours, artists talks, and family-friendly activities on the museum’s WAM@HOME website.
Weisman Art Museum
333 E. River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN; 612-625-9494.