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Art School: Photography

A Program for Walker Art Center Members

Part of Art School: What the %#@! Is Contemporary Art?

Photography: Cindy Sherman

With the current exhibition Cindy Sherman as a launching point, speakers address ways that artists have worked with photography over the past 30 years, taking a closer look at those who use themselves as models. A guided visit to the galleries follows.

Art School demystifies contemporary art by putting it into context—culturally, historically, and personally. Through short, succinct sessions, you’ll come to understand what the fuss is all about—even feel like a connoisseur yourself. This program for Walker members is copresented by the University of Minnesota Departments of Art and Art History.

Featured Presenters

Practitioner: Artist Beth Dow uses historical references and traditional processes to address ways that we shape our environment and use photography to mediate that experience. She has received grants from the McKnight Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board, and her work is in the collections of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Portland Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the Indie Photobook Library. Dow is a graduate student in photography at the University of Minnesota.

Scholar: Lauren DeLand is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of Minnesota, and a visiting professor of Art History at Gustavus Adolphus College. Her work on contemporary and modern art intersects with feminist and queer theory, and considers strategically the politics of vision and visibility. Her essays and criticism have appeared in the journals Criticism and Review, and in the forum Quodlibetica.

To Register

Registration is required online at members.walkerart.org, by e-mail to membership@walkerart.org, or by calling 612.375.7655.

Take a leap, try something new! The only risk is that you might like it.