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The Walker Channel provides live and archived video of the Walker’s public programming, including lectures, dialogues, and performances involving artists, scholars, and critics of contemporary art and culture.

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Chuck Close Discusses Big Self-Portrait (1967–1968)

“There’s no question, I had some attitude about the way I wanted to be perceived,” said Chuck Close in discussing his Big Self-Portrait (1967–1968) at the Walker in 1980. “Now it seems very funny wanting to look like this tough guy with a cigarette… More

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Why Not A Fork?

Spoonbridge and Cherry installation 1988. In this video we see Claus Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen discussing the piece with children for a documentary on the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. More


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Films by Artists

Red Grooms’ Target Discount Store (1970)

As part of the Walker’s 75th anniversary we are releasing a variety of clips from the Walker’s archives. This documentary on the creation of Red Grooms’ sculpture The Discount Store was commissioned by the Walker Art Center for… More

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T.B. Walker Pathe Newsreel (1927)

As part of the Walker’s 75th anniversary we are releasing a variety of clips from the Walker’s archives. Silent newsreel of T.B. Walker opening the Walker Galleries, May 21, 1927. More

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Works for New Spaces (1971)

Works for New Spaces (1971) was a critical exhibition in the history of the Walker Art Center. The show not only marked a complete commitment to contemporary art and the living artist, but also ushered in a new building, designed… More