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Student Open House: It’s Happening!

Part of Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties

What’s happening? IT’S HAPPENING in the exhibition Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties. Join the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council (WACTAC) for an evening inspired by the man of the hour: Claes Oldenburg. WACTAC is partnering with local artist Andy Ducett, Radio K’s Those Meddling Kids, and the Canvas youth arts group for an evening of ’60s style Happenings, large-scale drawings, dance parties, and an Open Mic Night.

WARNING: These museum interventions may cause fits of laughter, newfound friendships, and a sense of wonder. Don’t miss out on this one-night-only event!

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Schedule of Events

Those Meddling Kids, 5–7 pm

Cargill Lounge
Radio K’s high school DJs Those Meddling Kids will set the mood spinning tracks. Listen to some old favs and discover some new ones.

Club Vadar, 5–7 pm

Freight Elevator, Cargill Lounge
Don’t miss out on this exclusive VIP elevator dance party. Space is limited, so arrive early.

Cardboard Couture, 5–9 pm

Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Use cardboard to create an accessory or outfit to wear to Club Vadar. Supplies provided.

Super-Gigantic-Overly-Complicated-Pest-Control-Contraption, 5–9 pm

General Mills Hennepin Lounge
Come help artist Andy Ducett, his MCAD Drawing 2 Class, and WACTAC create a large-scale, Rube Glodberg-esque collaborative installation of a game that takes too long to put together: Mouse Trap.

Art Happenings with Andy Ducett and WACTAC, 5–9 pm

Various locations
The witty and whimsical Andy Ducett joins WACTAC to activate the museum through ’60s-style Happenings. Keep your eyes peeled and your ears open—it’s happening.

Open Mic Night, 6–7 pm

Lecture Room
St. Paul’s youth arts group the Canvas crosses the mighty Mississippi to host their monthly Open Mic Night here at the Walker. Take some time to watch talented youths from the Twin Cities share their diverse performance practices. Come early to sign-up to perform!

Dance Party, 7–8 pm

Cargill Lounge
Skip the gym but bring your Zumba shoes ’cause the dance party is on.

Collector’s Edition Zine

Inspired by Claes Oldenburg’s collections of ray guns, flags, doodads, and the like, WACTAC has been collecting collections. Take this WACTAC-produced zine home and see whose lone sock collection reigns supreme.


Walker Teen Programs sponsored by

Program support

Teens get free gallery admission every day, all year long, thanks to Wells Fargo.

The Walker Art Center’s Teen Programs are made possible by the Surdna Foundation and a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Target Free Thursday Nights sponsored by