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Art School: Public Practice

A Program for Walker Art Center Members

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

Public Practice

This session of Art School delves into the relationship between domesticity, art, contemporary craft, and building community as it connects to the work of Walker artist-in-residence Fritz Haeg. During the program, participants are encouraged to knit, crochet, mend, etc. An optional participatory gallery activity 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—and even feel like a connoisseur yourself. This program for Walker members is copresented by the University of Minnesota Departments of Art and Art History.

To Register

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

About the Speakers

Sarah Schultz is the Walker Art Center’s curator of public practice and director of education and community programs for 13 years, following three years as associate director of public and teen programs. During her tenure, she has been involved in the Walker’s efforts to deepen the institution’s commitment to serve broad audiences and create innovative programs that engage visitors with contemporary artists and art forms. The title curator of public practice reflects the evolution of the Walker’s pioneering education department. In 2010, Schultz and her team organized Open Field, the first in a series of summerlong experiments in how museums can engage the public in new ways.

Perry Allen Price is director of education for the American Craft Council. A scholar of American craft, design, and material culture, Price is the former curator of exhibitions and collections of Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Museum Studies and Johns Hopkins University.