Future Perfect: The Walker’s One-Campus Vision
Sculptures are starting to be moved. Construction fencing is going up. And big changes are afoot. As we begin renovation of the Walker Art Center/Minneapolis Sculpture Garden campus, here’s a look at key features of the 19-acre project—from a new entry pavilion for the Walker to reconstruction of the 26-year-old Garden, the greening of Hennepin Avenue to the addition of hundreds of new trees.
A Timeline of Design History
For nearly fifty years, the Walker’s Design Quarterly chronicled the changing terrains of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and product and graphic design. Featuring provocative thinkers—including Muriel Cooper, Martin Filler, and Armin Hofmann—DQ charted design’s history, from a form-follows-function modernism of the ’40s to the affectations of postmodernism in the ’80s and ’90s.
The Dark Arts: What to See at Northern Spark 2012
By anyone’s measure, the inaugural Northern Spark festival last June was a wild success. From dusk to dawn, people discovered the Twin Cities in a new light while making the rounds to some 100 projects by more than 200 artists. This year’s all-nighter, on June 9, features more projects, concentrated in downtown Minneapolis for easier navigation. Here are a few happenings that piqued our interest.