FREE THURSDAYS

Free Thursdays
EVERY THURSDAY, THE WALKER IS OPEN UNTIL 9 PM AND ADMISSION IS FREE, BUT THAT'S NOT ALL.




FREE ASSOCIATE
: Rub elbows with the culturally curious. FREE THOUGHT: Take in an intriguing blend of films and speakers. FREE PRESS: Win the book-of-the-week. FREE ENTERPRISE: Coffee, wine, beer, and food will be available for purchase. Break free from routine. Every Thursday at the Walker.


JUNE 1, 2000
FREE PERFORMANCE: MIRANDA JULY, 7:30 PM, AUDITORIUM
July will present an excerpt from The Swan Tool, her hybrid of spoken word, music, and theater that some say truly deserves the label "performance art." More information.
FREE FILM: THE WORLDS OF MEI LANFANG, 7 PM, LECTURE ROOM
Mei Lanfang, one of the most important artists in the Peking Opera's history, survived two revolutions and two foreign occupations. A male actor who specialized in maiden roles, he remained an icon of high art through the various political eras and is remembered for his astonishing talent. Directed by Mei-Jun Chen. 1999, Taiwan/U.S./China, video, 58 minutes. Don't miss James Newton and Jon Jang's live performance exploring Paul Robeson and Mei Lanfang's parallel lives, When Sorrow Turns to Joy.

JUNE 8, 2000
FREE FILM: FRENCH SURREALIST FILMS FROM THE RUBEN COLLECTION, 7 PM, LECTURE ROOM
In conjunction with the Walker's exhibition A Practical Dreamer: The Photographs of Man Ray, rare screenings of Surrealist films by Man Ray's colleagues are presented throughout the month. Un Chien Andalou, directed by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí (1928, France, 17 minutes); and Entr'Acte, directed by René Clair (1924, France, 16 minutes). Followed by a discussion led by Kelley Conway.

JUNE 15, 2000
FREE ARTIST TALK: VITO ACCONCI, 7 PM, AUDITORIUM
For more than 25 years, Vito Acconci has produced provocative interdisciplinary works of astute social criticism. More information.
FREE FILM: FRENCH SURREALIST FILMS FROM THE RUBEN COLLECTION, 7 PM, LECTURE ROOM
The Folly of Dr. Tube, directed by Abel Gance (1915, France, 11 minutes); Anemic Cinema, directed by Marcel Duchamp (1926, France, 7 minutes). Followed by a discussion led by Michelle Lekas.
FREE OPEN HOUSE EVENT: HOUS-[E, ES, ING] ARCHITECTURE STUDIO, REFRESHMENTS, 5-6 PM; TOUR, 6 PM, GALLERY 3
The Walker's Community Neighborhood Advisory Committee (CNAC) has organized roundtable discussions leading to Hous-[e, es, ing] Architecture Studio, a project by students and faculty from the Department of Architecture at the University of Minnesota's College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (CALA). Meet your neighbors, tour the exhibition, and join in conversations about domestic design projects that may be imagined in your neighborhood.

JUNE 22, 2000
FREE OPEN HOUSE EVENT: WALKER ON WHEELS (WOW) OPEN HOUSE, 4-6 PM, MINNEAPOLIS SCULTURE GARDEN
Visit the Walker's hybrid sculpture-mobile art lab, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, during this open house in the Garden. More information.
FREE ARTIST TALK: ESTHER NEWTON, MY BUTCH CAREER: A MEMOIR, 6:30 PM, AUDITORIUM
My Butch Career is Esther Newton's very personal and visual narrative-lecture of her life as a butch lesbian. More information.
FREE FILM: FRENCH SURREALIST FILM FROM THE RUBEN COLLECTION, 7 PM, LECTURE ROOM
The Blood of a Poet, directed by Jean Cocteau (1932, France, 51 minutes), followed by a discussion led by Kelley Conway.

  Un Chien Andalou
Un Chien Andalou
JUNE 29, 2000
FREE FILM: FRENCH SURREALIST FILM FROM THE RUBEN COLLECTION, 7 PM, LECTURE ROOM
Un Chien Andalou, directed by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí (1928, France, 17 minutes); A Trip to the Moon, directed by George Méliès (1902, France, 6 minutes); Baron Munchausen's Dream, directed by George Méliès (1911, France, 9 minutes). Followed by a discussion led by Michelle Lekas.