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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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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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Olga Viso

Question Everything

What does it mean to present the art of our time? Why do we need a safe place for unsafe ideas? How can art show us who we are—and aren’t? The Walker’s founding as a public art center in 1940 was sparked by a question, and during the 75 years since it’s been… More

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Sarah Schultz

“Oh, Ask This!”

A conversation with Piotr Szyhalski and Richard Shelton, the creators of Dolphin Oracle II, Sarah Schultz, director of education and community programs, and Andrew Blauvelt, design director and curator, winter 2005.


Sarah Schultz: Perhaps we should start with Dolphin… More

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Nicole J. Caruth

A Seat at the Table

The metaphor of the table evokes images of folks coming together to break bread or discuss personal and political issues. For Seitu Jones and Theaster Gates, the table is more than a metaphor; it’s a medium. In the Twin Cities, their tables are provoking dialogue… 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