FREE THURSDAY

Free Thursdays
CHANGE YOUR THURSDAY-NIGHT PROGRAMMING
A WEEKLY SAMPLER OF FREE TOURS, FILMS, TALKS, AND MORE


THURSDAYS,
JANUARY 3, 10, 17, 24, AND 31, 2002

FREE

DROP BY THE WALKER ANY THURSDAY FOR A SAMPLER OF FREE EVENTS, INCLUDING GALLERY TOURS, READINGS, FILM SCREENINGS, LECTURES, AND PERFORMANCES. THE GALLERIES ARE OPEN UNTIL 9 PM, SO STAY LATE TO TAKE IT ALL IN.


JANUARY 3
FREE TOUR: 1 AND 6 PM
Tour a different Walker exhibition every Thursday at 1 and 6 pm. Meet in the lobby. Pick up a complete schedule at the lobby desk.

JANUARY 10
FREE TOUR: 1 AND 6 PM
Tour a different Walker exhibition every Thursday at 1 and 6 pm. Meet in the lobby. Pick up a complete schedule at the lobby desk.
FREE FILM: DIVINE VISION (DIVYA DRISHTI), 8 PM, AUDITORIUM
DIRECTED BY SIDHARTH SRINIVASAN
INTRODUCED BY JOHAN VAN PARYS

In suburban Mumbai, a charlatan sadhu counsels innocent workers and housewives tied together in a complex net of sexual betrayal and unfulfilled desire. Divine Vision was awarded Best Film at the ITC Digital Talkies International Film Festival 2001 and the Karachi International Film Festival. 2001, India, color, video, in Hindi with English subtitles, 120 minutes. Copresented by the Basilica of St. Mary.
FREE TALK: BETTER LOOKING: FORM AND CONTENT, 6:30 PM
For new visitors as well as longtime art lovers, the Better Looking lectures provide a unique opportunity to learn about contemporary art from experts in the field. This month, Walker Associate Curator Douglas Fogle compares and contrasts works by Arte Povera artists Alighiero Boetti and Giovanni Anselmo. How does a content-driven artwork rely on its formal elements for balance? How does a work that seems to be about shape and materials reveal its meaning? Join us with your own questions and ideas. Meet in the lobby.
BETTER LOOKING IS MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM SOTHEBY'S.

JANUARY 17
FREE TOUR: 1 AND 6 PM
Tour a different Walker exhibition every Thursday at 1 and 6 pm. Meet in the lobby. Pick up a complete schedule at the lobby desk.
FREE WARE: NORA PAUL, 7 PM, LECTURE ROOM
As the director of the Institute for New Media Studies at the University of Minnesota, Nora Paul actively questions ways that new forms of messages and their delivery affect the manner in which stories are told and products are sold. For this engagement, she invites the audience to explore the ways interactive narratives and computer-game models can be used in journalism to produce fresh modes of storytelling.

JANUARY 24
FREE TOUR: 1 AND 6 PM
Tour a different Walker exhibition every Thursday at 1 and 6 pm. Meet in the lobby. Pick up a complete schedule at the lobby desk.
FREE TALK: JOANNE HERSHFIELD: THE INVENTION OF DOLORES DEL RIO, 8 PM, LECTURE ROOM
Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina, Joanne Hershfield is the author of the books Mexican Cinema/Mexican Woman, 1940-1950 and The Invention of Dolores del Rio. Her readings of del Rio's films present provocative models for examining Hollywood parameters on gender and race as well as attitudes of the greater culture reflected onscreen. "Dolores del Rio provided an enigmatic fascination for Hollywood filmmakers and film audiences for more than 50 years," writes Hershfield. "Her racialized female body always, and necessarily, evoked anxieties about interracial sexual relations and miscegenation." Presented in conjunction with the film series Illuminating the Screen: Dolores del Rio.

JANUARY 31
FREE TOUR: 1 AND 6 PM
Tour a different Walker exhibition every Thursday at 1 and 6 pm. Meet in the lobby. Pick up a complete schedule at the lobby desk.
  

FREE VERSE: GERARD MALANGA, 7 PM, LECTURE ROOM
Poet-photographer-filmmaker Gerard Malanga reads from his recent work, No Respect: New & Selected Poems 1964-2000. He is best known for his collaborations with Andy Warhol, which include nearly 500 individual three-minute "screen tests." A central figure at the Factory, Malanga choreographed the music of the Velvet Underground Live, and in 1969 cofounded Interview magazine with Warhol. His photographs have been published in the monographs Resistance to Memory and Screen Tests Portraits Nudes and have recently been exhibited at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. At this Free Verse appearance, Malanga will also screen his rarely seen short film In Search of the Miraculous (1967, 29 minutes, 16mm, color).
FREE VERSE IS COSPONSORED BY RAIN TAXI REVIEW OF BOOKS.




FREE THURSDAYS ARE MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS AND THE LILA WALLACE-READER'S DIGEST FUND.