Weisman Art Museum
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!
PRESENTED FOR YOUR ENLIGHTENMENT:
THE AMERICAN POLITICS SIDESHOW
Thursday, September 4, 11:00 a.m.—9:00 p.m.
Weisman Art Museum, inside and outside
Taking place during the first week of fall semester at the University of Minnesota, the Weisman hosts a day-long sideshow of performances, films, free speech demonstrations, ethic media discussions, art exhibitions, contests, and more. View Luke DuBois’s exhibit “Hindsight is Always 20/20,” which muses on presidential vision and rhetoric by representing commonly used words in presidential State of the Union speeches throughout history. “Who is a Citizen ? What is Citizenship” examines this theme in American art of the last century. And partake in a beguiling series of special events including those listed below.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * SIDESHOW SCHEDULE * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
11:00 AM PLAZA
BRASS BAND, 15 FOOT GIANTS, and EXTRAORDINARILY DELICIOUS FOOD from the CHEF SHACK (serving til 2PM)
11:30 AM-1:00 PM PLAZA
Get on THE AMERICAN SOAPBOX and EXPOUND on any subject to a LIVE AUDIENCE & the BLOGOSPHERE
NOON-2:00 PM GALLERIES
US PRESIDENTS COME BACK TO LIFE to deliver STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESSES
1:00-2:00 PM PLAZA
FACE THE RIGORS of the CITIZENSHIP CONTEST!
1:00-3:30 PM SHEPHERD ROOM
ETHNIC MEDIA JOURNALISTS FROM FAR AND WIDE ASSESS THE CANDIDATES
2:00-3:00 PM PLAZA
An AMERICAN BARD rises again! Hear the voice of WALT WHITMAN
4:00-5:00 PM PLAZA
Drop a beat with ILL CHEMISTRY: DESDAMONA and partner in poetry and beatboxer CARNAGE
4:30-5:30 PM SHEPHERD ROOM
THE PARIS HILTON EFFECT: Professor JANE BLOCKER walks the tightrope between ART & POLITICS!
6:00-7:30 PM SHEPHERD ROOM
WHAT AMERICA NEEDS: As told to filmmaker MARK WOJAHN
7:00-8:00 PM PLAZA
BRASS MESSENGERS PERFORM SIDESHOW BALLADS
7:30-8:30 PM PLAZA
THE WORLD’S GREATEST balancing act: ART ON WHEELS! Projecting graffiti on the WEISMAN and making it DISAPPEAR
ONGOING ALL DAY
EXHIBITIONS: Hindsight is Always 20/20 & Who is a Citizen? What is Citizenship?
FILM SCREENINGS: What America Needs; War Made Easy: How Presidents and
Pundits Keep Spinning us to Death; Citizenship: Would you Pass?
YOUR VOTE COUNTS: Register to vote & Answer the political question of the day
+ PRIZES GALORE!