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Dedicated to deepening and enhancing the experience of the arts for people of all ages, the Walker offers an array of engaging education programs, community-building efforts, and interpretive projects. More

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Artist-Designed Mini Golf: Opening Night and Artists’ Reception

Help us celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden with the opening of Walker on the Green: Artist-Designed Mini Golf. Meet the artists, enjoy food and drinks from the new Dog House, and enjoy a round of mini-golf on this year’s… More




Artist-in-Residence: Fritz Haeg

How do we make ourselves at home in the city? What does it mean to grow and harvest our own food and resourcefully and artfully make ourselves at home? These are some of the questions explored by Fritz Haeg, artist-in-residence at the Walker in association with the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden’s… More


Chris Fischbach

Edward Hopper Painting Hosts Writers’ Residency

When asked to take up “residency” in Edward Hopper’s 1940 painting Office at Night, Kate Bernheimer agreed, then asked the Walker if period costumes would be provided. It turns out the resulting novella she and Laird Hunt wrote… More


Shannon Gibney

Muscle Memory/Blood Memory

In LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs’ poetry, “obvious” and everyday American popular culture expressions are made strange, and the rarest language is universal. It is a space in which “the Other” can finally see herself in the eye of “the Normal… More


Paul Schmelzer

Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian on Tech, Epic Fails, and Social Change

With millions of users worldwide, Reddit.com has become a bona fide cultural force. It’s hosted Q&As with the likes of Barack Obama and Stephen Colbert, launched web memes like Grumpy Cat, and… More


Jon Collins

Beyond the Feel-Good of Urban Farming

While Minneapolis is a national leader in support for urban agriculture, advocates for farmers here are urging public policy-makers to push past the feel-good rhetoric and embrace a more comprehensive vision of what a… More


Paul Schmelzer

How Culture Shapes the Contemporary City

With 80 percent of Americans now living in urban areas, and 6.5 billion people globally expected to do so by 2050, issues such as gentrification, economic justice, and sustainability are top of mind for artists and activists… More


Paul Schmelzer & Scott Stulen

The Nine Lives of the Internet Cat Video Festival

The world’s first Internet Cat Video Festival brought 10,000 people—some in costumes, others cradling kitty companions—to the Walker last August. Since then, the event has spawned other lives, from an international tour to 2013… More