Walker Art Center

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Wall-to-Wall Walker

Free First Saturday

Part of Wall-to-Wall Walker

Gallery admission is free for everyone on the first Saturday of each month. Families can enjoy live performances, films, gallery adventures, and hands-on art-making from 10 am–3 pm. Activities recommended for ages 6–12.

It’s time for the Walker’s annual open house extravaganza! Visual art, film, and performance mix, mingle, and mesh through activities in every gallery. Watch a vintage film from the collection about Red Grooms’ famous Target Store installation and take part in a specially designed scavenger hunt. Experience the McGuire Theater as a studio space, and make your own work of art in the Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab.

Cooking for Kids Demonstration with Chef Josh Brown

11:30 am–12:30 pm
Cargill Lounge
Learn new takes on a family favorite delicacy—grilled cheese!

Dance Workshop: Chance and Dance

11 am–2 pm
Gallery 8
Learn about legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham as guest instructor Brittany Shrimpton leads movement games based on Cunningham’s “chance” dances.

Gallery Activity: Conservation Moment

11 am–2 pm
Medtronic Gallery
Merce Cunningham Research Fellow Abi Sebaly will be on hand to share some of the conservation and cataloguing techniques that are being used on the Cunningham Acquisition costumes and sets.

Gallery Tour: iPad Tours

11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm
Meet in the Bazinet Garden Lobby
Tour guides will chat with visitors about the Walker’s experimentation with the devices on tours and then offer an abbreviated tour of 2–3 works. Tour length: 20–30 minutes.

Gallery Tour: Public Tour

2 pm
Meet in the Bazinet Garden Lobby
Guided Tour, ASL interpreted; all are welcome.


Free First Saturday is sponsored by

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