JUNE 4-AUGUST 20, 2000
THE HOME SHOW
GALLERIES 1, 2, AND 3
|| Not since the
postwar housing boom of the 1950s has there been such a powerful renewal
of interest in domestic design. Evidenced by the rise of Martha Stewart's
empire, trend expert Faith Popcorn's coining of the term "cocooning," and
the explosive growth of stylish "shelter publications," this resurgence
has been fueled by the shifting nature of the home itself--from home offices
to hi-tech media rooms to redefined spaces for nonnuclear families. The
Home Show, a four-part exhibition, examines these changes while tracing
our notions of home and modern living in the last half century and into
the future. Explore the full Web site online (www.walkerart.org/va/homeshow/) or see general information and related events below.
Also on view is a new installation of the Everyday Art Gallery, once a Walker showcase for well-designed products for the home. Updated with contemporary products and displays, this aspect of the exhibition focuses on three components: a look at innovative uses of plastics for home furnishings, new Scandinavian design, and contemporary functional ceramics.
IN THE WALKER SHOPS
FREE FIRST SATURDAY
HOME SWEET HOME
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 11 AM-4 PM
Join in the fun and design your own dwelling in an art-making workshop, then step inside the Idea House, see blueprints of TV show houses in The Home Show, and more.
SUMMER MOVIES AND MUSIC
MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME
MONDAYS, JULY 10-AUGUST 14, 7 PM
This ever-popular series of outdoor concerts and film screenings is inspired by The Home Show.
WALKER AFTER HOURS
WE LIKE TO CALL IT HOME
FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 5:30-9 PM
Where did June Cleaver go to powder her nose? Find out during After Hours in August.
PUBLIC REVIEWS OF STUDENT PROJECTS
HOUS-[E, ES, ING] ARCHITECTURE STUDIO
THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 1-5 PM
Participate in the formal review of student projects with invited respondents and architecture students and faculty from the University of Minnesota.
FREE THURSDAY FILM
TODD HAYNES' SAFE
THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 7 PM
Todd Haynes' work was voted best film of the decade in the First Annual Village Voice Critics' Poll (1999).
FREE THURSDAY GALLERY TALKS
THURSDAYS, JULY 6, 13, 27, AND 27
Join a curator, a cultural critic, an architectural historian, and others as they address the various components of The Home Show. These in-gallery discussions are presented as part of the Walker's Free Thursday program.
ELECTRONIC MUSIC FOR MODERN ARCHITECTURE
SATURDAY, JULY 29, 8 PM
Architettura explores connections between electronic music, film, and architecture.
ARTIST TALK WITH MARK BENNETT
SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 1 PM
Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bennett conducts an in-gallery discussion and question-and-answer session about his work.
OPENING-DAY PANEL DISCUSSION
DOMESTIC BLISS: DESIGNING THE IDEAL HOME
SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2 PM
This opening-day panel brings together leading historians, architects, curators, and critics to discuss the shifting nature of design and domestic life.
THE HOME SHOW EXHIBITION PREVIEW PARTY
SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 9 PM-12:30 AM
Tour the galleries and enjoy our "house band" featuring Chan Poling (formerly of the Suburbs), a cash bar, and hors d'oeuvres.
THE UNPRIVATE HOUSE WAS ORGANIZED BY THE MUSEUM
OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK, AND WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE LILY AUCHINCLOSS
FUND FOR CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE.