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A WEEKLY SAMPLER OF FREE TOURS, FILMS, TALKS, AND MORE


THURSDAYS,
MARCH 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.


MARCH 7
FREE FILM: SHORTS PROGRAM III: EXPERIMENTATION/DISCOVERY, 7 PM
Working in varied media and forms, these local and international filmmakers have opened up new avenues for experimentation and discovery. 80 minutes.
FREE FILM: REACTIVATING ACTIVISM, 16 DECISIONS, 8:30 PM
This documentary objectively portrays the demanding working life of Bangladeshi women. Directed by Gayle Ferraro. 2000, U.S., color, video, in English and Bengali with English subtitles, 59 minutes.
GALLERY TALK: THE POPULAR MODERN ART OF VITAL FORMS, 6:30 PM
The exhibition Vital Forms: American Art and Design in the Atomic Age, 1940-1960, surveys a time when sculptor Isamu Noguchi designed kidney-shaped coffee tables, the Dole Pineapple Company commissioned Georgia O'Keeffe to paint an advertisement, and Grant Wood landscapes were transformed into upholstery fabric. For this talk, cultural critic-University of Minnesota art history professor Karal Ann Marling discusses a period in American history when shopping malls and living rooms were perhaps as likely to exhibit works of modern art as museums. Meet in the lobby.
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.

MARCH 14
FREE FILM: GIRLS IN THE DIRECTOR'S CHAIR PROGRAM IV: THROUGH HER EYES, 7 PM
These videos by young filmmakers from Minnesota includes documentaries and experimental works. 70 minutes.
FREE FILM: BROTHER (GEGE), 8:30 PM
With an old postcard as his only clue, a man from Hong Kong travels to a remote province in western China in search of his older brother. Written and directed by Yan Yan Mak. 2001, Hong Kong, color, video, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 90 minutes.
PRECEDED BY THE LEISURE SUMMER. Directed by Li Xiudong. 2001, China, B/W, video, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 18 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.

MARCH 21
FREE FILM: SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH: EYEWITNESSES, 8 PM
Filmmaker Pola Rapaport presents a program about the events and aftermath of September 11 as seen through the eyes of 10 New York filmmakers. 90 minutes. A discussion follows. .
FREE TALK: BETTER LOOKING: WHAT IS BEAUTY?, 6:30 PM
As visitors to museums, we tour the galleries in search of beauty. While that determination may be an expression of individual taste, we seldom discover how different views of that concept influence our aesthetic preferences. Walker staff members Joan Rothfuss, Associate Curator of Visual Arts, and Sarah Schultz, Education and Community Programs Director, discuss our standards of beauty and the reasons they are ever-changing, always contested, and forever relative. Meet in the lobby.
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.

MARCH 28

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.