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Walker Open House Weekend

Experience the Walker in new ways as we open our doors for a long weekend of free gallery admission and special events you won’t want to miss—including Thursday’s Big Bash Open House Party and Free First Saturday! Check out our new main entrance, new restaurant, new art spaces, and the renovated… More

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Teen Zine Tackles Institutions and Inequity

The Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council’s (WACTAC) 2015–2016 year was an extremely political one. It makes sense: the videos of police violence against Native, Black, and Latinx people have been very present—bringing new eyes and a current context to the very old problem of systemic oppression of… 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