FREE THURSDAY

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


THURSDAYS,
FEBRUARY 7, 14, 21, AND 28, 2002

FREE

JOIN US EACH WEEK FOR A SAMPLER OF FREE TALKS, FILM SCREENINGS, PERFORMANCES, AND TOURS. GALLERIES ARE OPEN UNTIL 9 PM, SO STAY LATE TO TAKE IT ALL IN.


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Edupoetic Enterbrainment
photo: Courtesy the artists

FEBRUARY 7
TALKING DANCE: TRISHA BROWN, 7 PM, AUDITORIUM
Join choreographer Trisha Brown in conversation with Walker Performing Arts Curator Philip Bither about the creation of her new piece, El Trilogy.
FREE PERFORMANCE: EDUPOETIC ENTERBRAINMENT, 6:30 PM, GALLERY 8 RESTAURANT
EduPoetic EnterBrainment is one of the most diverse performance-art groups in the Twin Cities today. Its original style blends spoken word with hip-hop, jazz, blues, funk, and gospel. Invigorating the spirit with emotive lyrics and provocative poetry, EduPoetic dares the listener to pursue individual freedoms and collective unity.
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.

FEBRUARY 14
FREE FILM: THE CREATORS OF THE SHOPPING WORLDS, (DIE SHÖPFER DER EINKAUFSWELTEN), 8 PM, AUDITORIUM
DIRECTED BY HARUN FAROCKI
Following the October 2001 DIG.IT festival, this latest film essay by Harun Farocki shows with poignancy and insight how shopping malls all over the world are commercially, architecturally, and visually designed. 2001, Germany, color, video, in German with English subtitles, 72 minutes.

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.

FEBRUARY 21
BETTER LOOKING: WHEN FORM BECOMES STYLE, 6:30 PM
Join Walker Visual Arts Associate Curator Siri Engberg for a gallery talk about the exhibition Vital Forms: American Art and Design in the Atomic Age, 1940-1960. Investigate the ways biomorphic forms became the signature style of a number of artists and designers in mid-20th-century America. Meet in the lobby.
THE BETTER LOOKING SERIES IS MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM SOTHEBY'S.
FREE TALK: MEREDITH MONK AND ANN HAMILTON: IN CONVERSATION, 6 PM, AUDITORIUM
Legendary composer-director-vocalist Meredith Monk and visual-installation artist Ann Hamilton talk about the development of their celebrated music-theater piece, Mercy, and their collaboration.
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.

FEBRUARY 28
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Michael Palmer
photo: Pieter Vandermeer

FREE VERSE: MICHAEL PALMER, 7 PM, LECTURE ROOM
According to the Beloit Poetry Journal, experimental poet Michael Palmer "commands syntax with authority. [His] poems convey a 'meaning'--a bleak representation of a world blasted and shattered, but still making a desolate music." Palmer is the author of several books, including Codes Appearing: Poems 1979-1988 (2001) and The Promises of Glass (2000), and his honors include two grants from the National Endowment for the Art's Literature Program and a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship.
FREE VERSE IS COSPONSORED BY RAIN TAXI REVIEW OF BOOKS.
FREE FILM: THE 5,000 FINGERS OF DR. T, 8 PM AUDITORIUM
DIRECTED BY ROY ROWLAND
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Vital Forms: American Art and Design in the Atomic Age, 1940-1960, this film uses a biomorphically inspired set design to map out the wonder of a wildly imaginative script by Dr. Seuss. 1953, U.S., color, 35mm, 89 minutes.
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 THURSDAYS ARE MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS AND THE LILA WALLACE-READER'S DIGEST FUND.