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Question the Wall Itself

Question the Wall Itself examines ways that interior spaces and décor can be fundamental to the understanding of cultural identity. The multimedia exhibition showcases work by 23 international, multigenerational artists who explore the political and social dimensions of interior architecture as well as its complicated relationship to history… More


Avant Garden 2016

We had a lot to celebrate this year! Avant Garden marked the grand opening of the Walker’s new main entrance and the exhibition Question the Wall Itself. The event also revealed site-specific commissions by artists Frank Big Bear and Philippe Parreno. Top that off with a premier art auction, gourmet food and cocktails, and DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad… More


The Rise & Demise of Otto Piene’s Black Stacks Helium Sculpture (1976)

“Dear Otto,” wrote former Walker director Martin Friedman to Otto Piene 40 years ago this week. “It’s just possible that having your spectacular work shot down may have hastened its immortalization… More


Ericka Beckman’s You The Better

Visiting a casino in the early 1980s, Ericka Beckman was struck by the “use of human value” on display: white gamblers in elevated seats placing bets on a jai-alai game played by Mexicans in a pit below. In a new interview Beckman… More


Wayne Coyne Reflects at Rock the Garden

Flaming Lips lead singer, Wayne Coyne, sits down with Walker Art Center’s Chris Cloud to discuss hearing his band on the radio for the first time and playing the same songs every show. More