William Wegman is born in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Robert Cumming and William Wegman attend Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, and become close friends.
Robert Cumming and William Wegman drive from Boston to Illinois in Cumming’s 1965 VW bus to attend graduate school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
William Wegman earns his MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
William Wegman teaches at the Wausau and Waukesha campuses of the University of Wisconsin.
Allen Ruppersberg meets William Wegman in Los Angeles.
Robert Cumming and William Wegman collaborate on two-person shows.
William Wegman is an artist in residence at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
William Wegman moves to California to teach at California State University, Long Beach.
While in Long Beach, William Wegman and his wife at the time adopt Man Ray, a Weimaraner that becomes a central figure in Wegman’s art.
Allen Ruppersberg proposes Al’s Grand Hotel for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s exhibition 24 Young Los Angeles Artists, which also includes Vija Celmins, Robert Cumming, and William Wegman.
Vija Celmins, Robert Cumming, Allen Ruppersberg, and William Wegman participate in 24 Young Los Angeles Artists at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
Ed Ruscha buys 50 of William Wegman’s photographs for $4,400.
David Hammons, Mike Kelley, and William Wegman are included in the group exhibition Just Pathetic at Rosamund Felsen Gallery.
Vija Celmins Robert Cumming David Hammons Mike Kelley Allen Ruppersberg Ed Ruscha California Illinois LACMA Long Beach Los Angeles Rosamund Felsen Gallery UW Madison University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Wisconsin Al’s Grand Hotel
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