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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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Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting

For 50 years, Jack Whitten has explored the possibilities of paint, the role of the artist, and the allure of material essence in his innovative studio process. With compositions that are abstract and elegiac, Whitten foregrounds the material properties of paint—pigmentation, viscosity, and mark—to… More

Artist Talk

Opening-Day Artist Talk: Jack Whitten

Join artist Jack Whitten and art historian Richard Shiff for a wide-ranging discussion about the artist’s decades-long commitment to the medium of painting. Shiff, a renowned scholar and professor at the University of Texas at Austin, will engage Whitten in a dialogue about his survey exhibition as… More


Avant Garden 2015

Avant Garden, the Walker’s celebrated gala event, moves indoors for a one-of-a-kind party experience on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Proceeds from Avant Garden support the Walker’s award-winning artistic and educational programming. More


Jack Whitten on Mapping the Soul

“As an abstract painter, I work with things that I cannot see,” says Jack Whitten. “Google has mapped the whole earth. We have maps of Mars. We don’t have a map of the soul, and that intrigues me.” Here the painter discusses Soul Map… More


The Walker Needs You

Love the arts? Become a vital part of what it takes to present contemporary arts programming by becoming a Walker Art Center volunteer. Fulfill a variety of important functions during special events, performing arts programs, and exhibitions by donating a few… More