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Art School: Sculpture

A Program for Walker Art Center Members

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

Sculpture: Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

This session places the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden within the context of other national sculpture garden models and provides insight into current thinking on the topic of public sculpture. Walker registrar Joe King discusses the physical reality of maintaining works that live in the elements. A guided tour of the Garden follows (weather permitting).

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.

Featured Presenters

Practitioner: Registrar Joseph King leads a staff of five in the care and documentation of artworks in the Walker’s collections and special exhibitions. Formerly, he served as an exhibition technician for the Weisman Art Museum and a conservation framer for Marshall Erdman and Associates in Madison.

Scholar: Adair Rounthwaite is a PhD candidate in art history at the University of Minnesota, specializing in contemporary art. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the University of Minnesota. Her articles have appeared in various journals, including Representations and Camera Obscura.

To Register

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