FREE THURSDAY

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


THURSDAYS,
MAY 3, 10, 17, 24, AND 31, 2001

FREE

JOIN US FOR A WEEKLY SAMPLER OF FREE FILMS, TALKS, TOURS, AND MORE. THE WALKER IS OPEN UNTIL 9 PM, SO STAY LATE TO SEE THE GALLERIES OR CHAT AT THE CASH BAR, WHERE YOU CAN GET A SNACK OR REFRESHMENT.



MAY 3
FREE TOURS: Y E S YOKO ONO, 1 PM AND PAINTING AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD, 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: WALTER CHAKELA AND LAURIE CARLOS, 7 PM, AUDITORIUM

Enjoy an evening of poetry and dance with this global Free Verse event featuring Walter Chakela from the Windybrow Centre for the Arts in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Laurie Carlos of the Penumbra Theatre Company in St. Paul.

MAY 10
FREE TOURS: ART IN OUR TIME: 1950 TO THE PRESENT, 1 PM AND FRANZ MARC AND THE BLUE RIDER, 6 PM
GALLERY TALK: CATHERINE OPIE, 6:30 PM, LECTURE ROOM
Photographer Catherine Opie, currently a Walker artist-in-residence, discusses community, gender, and activism in the context of Yoko Ono's work. Opie's own work documents the social identities of communities with bold, sumptuous photographs of people and urban spaces. She was recently the focus of solo exhibitions at the Photographer's Gallery in London, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and the St. Louis Art Museum. Opie teaches photography at Yale University and recently accepted a similar position at UCLA, which begins in 2002.
FREE FILM: MIGRATING FORMS, 7 PM, AUDITORIUM
DIRECTED BY JAMES FOTOPOULOS

This obsessive film puts the audience in the voyeur's seat as a bizarre woman and a coarse man's intimate activities are observed by a cat. 1999, U.S., BW, 16mm, 80 minutes. More on A Look Apart.

MAY 17
FREE TOURS: FRANZ MARC AND THE BLUE RIDER, 1 PM AND Y E S YOKO ONO, 6 PM
FREE LECTURE: DIANE MULLIN, A MADNESS SHARED BY TWO: THE COLLABORATIVE WORK OF YOKO ONO AND JOHN LENNON, 7 PM, LECTURE ROOM
Diane Mullin, Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, explores the history and practice of artistic collaboration, with a focus on the variety of creative and social projects conceived by Yoko Ono and John Lennon.
FREE FILM: THE DOE BOY, 8 PM, AUDITORIUM
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY RANDY REDROAD

Redroad's debut feature film tells the story of Hunter, a mixed-blood Cherokee growing up in Oklahoma who must prove himself according to his culture and his father's standards. Presented as a part of the Two Rivers Native American Film Showcase.

MAY 24
FREE TOURS: FRANZ MARC AND THE BLUE RIDER, 1 PM AND ART IN OUR TIME: 1950 TO THE PRESENT, 6 PM
FREE FILM: WEST ZONE (ZONA OESTE), 7 PM, AUDITORIUM
DIRECTED BY OLIVIER ZABAT

This authentic and gripping three-part video focuses on facets of Rio's gang life --from the activities of teenage members of the Red Commando to men doing "contract work to root out evil" to a Brazilian evangelist who turned from the pulpit to a life of crime. 1997-2000, France, in Portuguese with English subtitles, color, video, 50 minutes.

MAY 31
FREE TOURS: FRANZ MARC AND THE BLUE RIDER, 1 PM AND Y E S YOKO ONO, 6 PM
FREE FILM: DOWNTOWN 81, 7 PM, AUDITORIUM
DIRECTED BY EDO BERTOGLIO

This portrayal of Jean-Michel Basquiat's early years as a struggling artist features former New York luminaries DNA, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Jim Jarmusch, Debbie Harry, Andy Warhol, and the very young Vincent Gallo. 2000, U.S., color, 35mm, 75 minutes.





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