Walker Art Center

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Come in from the cold and see some art: Free gallery admission January 10–February 7.

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: Here and There

Gallery admission is free for everyone on the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 5 pm, with a variety of family activities scheduled from 10 am to 3 pm. Spend the day exploring the exhibition Question the Wall Itself with art-making, hands-on gallery activities, and family films. Film: My… More

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Making an Entrance: A Design Conversation

The Walker’s light-filled new main entrance was designed to dramatically enhance visitor circulation and strengthen the Walker’s connection to the neighboring Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Join Joan Soranno and John Cook of HGA Architects and Engineers, Thomas Fisher of the Minnesota Design Center… 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