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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


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


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


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


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