FREE THURSDAY

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


THURSDAYS,
MAY 1, 8, 15, 22, AND 29, 2003

FREE
DROP BY THE WALKER ANY THURSDAY FOR A SAMPLER OF FREE EVENTS, INCLUDING GALLERY TALKS, READINGS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND TOURS AT 1 AND 6 PM. THE GALLERIES ARE OPEN UNTIL 9 PM, SO STAY LATE TO TAKE IT ALL IN. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT LEARN.WALKERART.ORG.
  
book by William Upski Wimsatt
Courtesy Soft Skull Press


Walker Artist-in-Residence
Julie Mehretu and participants
in the project Minneapolis and
St. Paul are East African Cities


MAY 1

FREE TALK: BETTER LOOKING: MODEST MATERIALS, 6:30 PM

Plastic, newsprint, product packaging, and milk crates are among the many materials used in the artworks of How Latitudes Become Forms: Art in a Global Age. Join Walker Curatorial Intern Claire Tancons on a tour of the exhibition to talk about these material choices and ways they impact artistic practices. Meet in the lobby.
TEEN PROGRAM: ARTIST TALK: WILLIAM UPSKI WIMSATT, 7 PM, AUDITORIUM
"IT'S BIGGER THAN HIP-HOP." --DEAD PREZ

Activism, urban life, home-schooling, hip-hop leadership, the Cool Rich Kids' Movement, the prison system, community organizing, and philanthropy are a small portion of the topics that activist-author William Upski Wimsatt attempts to tackle in this discussion. During the past 10 years, Wimsatt has published two books, Bomb the Suburbs and No More Prisons; written for the Chicago Tribune, Adbusters, Vibe, XXL, and the Utne Reader (in 1996, he was the youngest person to be named a "Visionary" by the Utne); and cofounded the Active Element Foundation, Reciprocity, and the Self Education Foundation.
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.

MAY 8
FREE TALK: MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAUL ARE EAST AFRICAN CITIES: COMMUNITY FORUM, 7 PM, LECTURE ROOM
When Walker artist-in-residence Julie Mehretu first visited the Twin Cities, she noticed many faces that reminded her of those that surrounded her in the Ethiopian-American community of her Michigan childhood. For her residency project, she asked 30 young people of East African descent from Roosevelt and Edison high schools to document their daily activities through photographs and ambient sound recordings to create maps of "their" Twin Cities. Participants' personal and often moving stories are online at tcEastAfrica/walkerart.org and in an exhibition currently on view at the Hennepin History Museum. For this community forum, students discuss their experiences mapping their new home and will join a noted community member in a larger conversation about the East African experience in Minnesota. For more information about the exhibition Julie Mehretu: Drawing into Painting.
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.

MAY 15
(UNSCENE): DESIGN YOUR OWN SKATEBOARD GRAPHICS, 5-9 PM, FOR AGES 14-19
Work alongside Iota Skateboards and Fobia Skate Shop graphic artist George Thompson to design and print your own custom skateboard graphics. Blank decks will be provided. Limited to 15 participants. To purchase tickets, call 612.375.7622.
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.

MAY 22
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.

MAY 29
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 LILA WALLACE-READER'S DIGEST FUND. WALKER TEEN PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE SURDNA FOUNDATION AND BEST BUY CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION.