Construction Update: We’re open! By car, access the parking garage from Groveland Terrace.
Campus Renovation Update: Inside, Outside, Across the Street
Both inside the Walker and across the street in the garden, big changes are evident as great progress is being made in unifying the 19-acre Walker and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden campus. Here’s a glimpse at what’s been happening behind the construction fencing—from the selection of a chef and name for the Walker’s new restaurant, Esker Grove, to the installation of giant “lilypads” in the garden.
Doug Flicker Named Executive Chef for New Walker Restaurant
What better place for inspired food and art to intersect than a world-class art center? And who better to curate this fresh, exciting new restaurant than celebrated Twin Cities chef Doug Flicker, a five-time James Beard semifinalist? Flicker, the founder of Piccolo and Sandcastle, has been selected as executive chef of the Walker’s new restaurant, Esker […] What better place for inspired food and art to…
The Flaming Lips at Rock the Garden: 360 Degrees of “Race for the Prize”
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Smoke guns and confetti cannons were out in full force during the final set of Rock the Garden 2016—and videographer Chuck Olsen of Visual was there to capture the experience in immersive, 360-degree video. Watch as Wayne Coyne (in a fur coat and duct-tape pants) and the Flaming Lips perform the single “Race for the Prize,” off the 1999 album The Soft Bulletin.
Campus Renovation Update: Breaking Ground, Making Progress
With the Walker’s new entrance and plaza opening in just five months, and a year until the grand reopening of the fully renovated Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, we’ll be publishing monthly updates from now on to catch our community up on new developments in our ambitious campus renovation project. In this month’s update: ground is broken, new sculptures take form, […] With the Walker’s new entrance and…
Chance the Rapper Colors Outside the Lines
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“Young artists of color are literally dying because they don’t feel like they have any other way into the music industry except through displays of violence,” writes Toki Wright. But Chicago’s Chance the Rapper presents an alternative: “Much of Chance’s Coloring Book mixtape sounds like a prayer for the youth of his city and proof that you can make it out of hard times when you express your best self.”
An Opening Reception for Lee Kit’s Hold your breath, dance slowly
On May 11th, Walker Contributing Members gathered in the Cargill Lounge to celebrate the opening of Hold your breath, dance slowly, the first U.S. solo museum exhibition of Taiwan-based artist Lee Kit. The instillation combines Lee’s paint-based practice and his object-based practice to explore the poetics of everyday materials and household items. Contributing Members were […] On May 11, Walker…
Audition Announcement! Choreographers’ Evening 2016
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The Walker Art Center and Guest Curator Rosy Simas are seeking dance makers of all forms to be presented in the 44th Annual Choreographers’ Evening. Rosy Simas, an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation in Western New York, creates dance from a Native feminist perspective. Simas’ current work disrupts Eurocentric cultural norms by creating dance […] The Walker Art Center and Guest Curator Rosy Simas are…
New Sol LeWitt Work Unveiled on the Walker Rooftop
A large-scale work by Sol LeWitt has just been installed on the Walker’s rooftop terrace, the first of 17 new outdoor works that will be joining the newly-renovated Walker campus. The piece—Arcs from four corners, with alternating bands of white and brown stone. The floor is bordered and divided horizontally and vertically by a black […] A large-scale work by Sol LeWitt has just been installed on the…
Finding a Sense of Moment: Devendra Banhart and Friends, Night Two
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To spark discussion, the Walker invites Twin Cities artists and critics to write overnight reviews of our performances. The ongoing Re:View series shares a diverse array of independent voices and opinions; it doesn’t reflect the views or opinions of the Walker or its curators. Today, Patrick Marschke shares his perspective on Saturday night’s performance of Devendra Banhart & […] To spark discussion, the…