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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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Family Events

Free First Saturday: Trial and Error

Explore a range of activities and art-making on Free First Saturday! Enjoy free gallery admission and family fun for all on the first Saturday of each month. Activities designed for kids ages 6 to 12 are offered from 10 am to 3 pm. In October, join us for experiments with art and science through… More

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In Search of Your Memories: Walker People’s Archive

by Alycia Anderson, Walker People’s Archive Intern       Photos of Devo performing at the Walker in ’78, a kid’s first swing on Mark di Suvero’s monumental Arikidea in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Keith Haring painting a mural in the galleries, or the… More


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Paul Schmelzer

Rethinking Collections Publishing for the Digital Age

For many in the museum world, the term scholarly collections catalogue can conjure daunting impressions: a book about a museum’s holdings, it involves years of collecting, researching, photographing… More

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Kristina Fong

Making the “Best Cat Video on the Internet”

In the bottomless pit of cat videos that is the Internet, Henri 2: Paw de Deux was in 2012 named the very best of them all. Filmmaker Will Braden, the video’s creator and incoming curator of the 2014 Internet Cat Video Festival… More

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Ta-coumba Aiken

Sister Friend: Ta-coumba Aiken’s Brief Encounters with Dr. Maya Angelou

“Her philosophy was the same philosophy of my ancestors: nothing beats a failure but a try,” writes artist Ta-Coumba Aiken of Maya Angelou. Commemorating the poet, author, and activist’s May 28 passing… More


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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

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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

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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