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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: Kids’ Film Festival

Gallery admission is free for everyone on the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 6 pm, with a variety of family activities scheduled from 10 am to 3 pm. Short Films for All Ages: New Adventures and New Friends, 11 am and 1 pm Walker Cinema Enjoy films about hopes, dreams and coming together… More

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Native Youth Give Voice to Big Bear’s New Work

Visitors taking in the new mural by Frank Big Bear in the Target Project Space in December were greeted by some of the art world’s newest educators—members of the Little Earth Arts Collective, a cohort of Native youth who participated in a 10-week program aimed at helping them see the arts as a… More


Sasha Archibald

Feline Darlings and the Anti-Cute

“YouTube speaks a tale of catness thoroughly at odds with feline history,” writes curator Sasha Archibald. For her contribution to the book, Cat Is Art Spelled Wrong, she looks to art, literature, and pop culture to show how the cat’s… More

Sarah Hromack

It’s Complicated: The Institution as Publisher

What does it mean for a museum to function as a publisher now, in 2015? Publishing is no less complicated an endeavor within an institutional context than it is in the external “real” world, where the presence of a consumer-grade… More

Lodanne Assad

Tour the 2015 Edition of Walker on the Green

Walker on the Green: Artist-Designed Mini Golf is back for another summer. This year’s course, open now through September 7, features 14 favorite designs from the past—including Be A Sculpture, Move Your Hole!, and The Uncertainty… More


Paul Schmelzer

Further Speculation on Digital Arts Media’s Future(s)

Brian Droitcour, Willa Köerner, Antwaun Sargent, and others weigh in on digital art publishing’s possible futures.  More

Mia Lopez

A Culture Wars Chronicle

As identity politics made their way into galleries and museums in the ’80s and ’90s, social conservatives took note, lashing out at artists like Robert Mapplethorpe, Karen Finley, and Ron Athey for work that addressed sexuality, multiculturalism, and LGBT rights… More

Jeff Chang

The Ruins of the Culture Wars

“How has the national culture changed over the past half-century that we could elect a black president? Just as important,” writes Jeff Chang in his new book Who We Be: The Colorization of America, “how has it not changed?” Chronicling… More