The Art of Power/The Power of Art: "WAM, Approachable, Alive and Smart!"

Event Date: Friday, July 28, 2017
Event Time: 5:30 pm 
Event Category / Group: Public Events / Public Events

Lyndel King, Director and Chief Curator

The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum

"WAM: Approachable, Alive and Smart!"




Lyndel King has led the museum for more than 30 years and guided it through the design and construction of its current building, designed by prominent architect, Frank Gehry. She has served on the boards of the American Association of Museums, the Association of Art Museum Directors, and the International Council of Museums-US and serves as co-chair of a task force for the protection of university museum collections. Ms. King has been a reviewer for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute for Museum and Library Services and presents international seminars on museum management.

Drinks and appetizers from 5:30 pm, lecture at 6:30 pm, and the option to stay for dinner at the Woman’s Club.

Club Members RSVP online or through the Front Desk: or 612-813-5300
Nonmembers RSVP online through Eventbrite:

After 4:00 pm on July 27, please pay at the door.

About The Art of Power/The Power of Art

The Friends of the Institute are excited to introduce a brand new series, The Art of Power/The Power of Art.

The Friends Outreach Committee, started this year and ably led by board member Molly Van Metre, is reaching out to organizations that share the values of the Friends. Our common goal is to share information and grow membership. The committee has begun to develop relationships with the American Swedish Institute, Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra and The Woman's Club of Minneapolis, and we look forward to more associations in the coming year.

We're excited about collaborating with these like-minded organizations to bring our respective members together to celebrate arts and culture. To that end, we plan to arrange a number of gatherings for the Friends, with varying venues and goals.

The first events will take place this summer in partnership with The Woman's Club of Minneapolis. You'll be able to socialize with members of both organizations and hear inspiring speakers. Mark your calendar for the first two events (Friday, July 28 and Thursday, August 10) and watch for more information on the Friends website and by email. We encourage you to bring a friend to each event.

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