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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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Lectures, Talks & Readings

Opening-Day Talk: Andrea Büttner

Join artist Andrea Büttner, Copenhagen-based art historian/writer Lars Bang Larsen, and Walker artistic director/exhibition curator Fionn Meade for an in-gallery conversation. About the Speaker Lars Bang Larsen is a professor at the Haute École d’Art et de Design in Geneva, and a research fellow at… More

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Field Guide

Walker People’s Archive: Walker-Bryant Art Workshop

Back in April, we asked a few friends to tell us about photos they loved in the Walker People’s Archive, a collection of photos you submitted to mark the Walker’s 75 years of operating as a public art center under the auspices of the Works Progress… 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

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

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

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

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