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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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Midwest? The Past, Present, and Future of Minnesota’s Identity

A conversation about Minnesota’s historical identity as a member of the Midwest—a nether region lying somewhere between the East and West coasts and spanning a broad latitudinal range. Should Minnesota divorce itself from this nebulous affiliation… More

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Art at the Center

Art at the Center looks at 75 years of collecting at the Walker—a history distinguished not only by bold and often risk-taking choices but also acquisitions that have consistently breached the boundaries of media or disciplines. More


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Lecture

History of Contact Improvisation in the Twin Cities

History of Contact Improvisation in the Twin Cities with Patrick Scully and Jane Shockley, and special guests Ric Watson, Kristin Van Loon, Linda Shapiro, Jeff Bartlett, Olive Bieringa, and Otto… More

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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… 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