Happy Thanksgiving! The galleries and shop are closed Thursday, November 27 and will reopen on Friday.
The Columnest: The Footlocker
Every fall my mother used to open up the footlocker and unfold our warmer clothes, faintly smelling of mothballs. Flip-flops disappeared for the year—we’d probably worn them through in the long summer, anyway—and out came garments we hardly remembered: toggled winter coats, corduroy pants with their funny swish, long-sleeved shirts in mysterious late-70s patterns. We […] Every fall my mother used to open…
2,508 Square Feet: Photomurals of the Walker’s 75th Anniversary
2,508. That’s the answer to Andrew Blauvelt’s question about the total square footage of the nine murals and one artwork currently hanging in Walker galleries for our WALKER@75 anniversary celebration. That’s 2,508 square feet of imagery that I, as the Walker’s image specialist, produced or did the Photoshop compositing on: • 1280 s.f. for the […] 2,508. That’s the answer to Andrew Blauvelt’s question…
Art News from Elsewhere
The Salander-O’Reilly Gallery bankruptcy case stresses the hazards of failing to secure rights to one’s art. According to the Spencer’s Art Law Journal, you can lose ownership of art if you consign to a gallery without giving public notice of your ownership.
After Relentless: Penelope Freeh on Rosas danst Rosas
The Green Room
To spark discussion, the Walker invites local 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, dance artist Penelope Freeh shares her perspective on Wednesday night’s performance of Rosas […] To spark discussion, the…
Museum Mixtape Returns
Museum Mixtape is back with a vengeance! For those of you who are unfamiliar, Museum Mixtape pairs a piece of art in the Walker’s collection, or one being exhibited there, with a piece of complementary music. In this edition, the art in question is the Cowles Conservatory located in the Walker’s Sculpture Garden. Since the conservatory is larger than much of the art surveyed in Museum Mixtape, it will…
Walker Selfie: Staff Kicks of WALKER@75 Celebration
An all-staff email Wednesday afternoon alerted Walker staffers to be in the Medtronic Gallery in eight minutes for a surprise. There, director Olga Viso was waiting with glasses of champagne poured to toast staff for all their hard work and passion in preparing for commencement of the WALKER@75 anniversary celebration and tomorrow’s opening of the […] An all-staff email Wednesday afternoon alerted…
Thinking and Rethinking Rosas danst Rosas
The Green Room
It’s been six years since Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and her company Rosas last visited the Walker: in 2008, they performed the artist’s early work Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich (1982) for one night only. This weekend, the Walker will welcome De Keersmaeker back for the fifth time in twenty years […] It’s been six years since Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De…
Art News from Elsewhere
Next time you visit a museum, take time with a single work that resonates with you. Psychologists state that a slow, contemplative viewing of a work of art can make viewers more likely to connect with art, be introspective, and increase their well-being.
Joke Telling and Fill In The Blanks
*Levi Weinhagen is serving as Artist in Residence for Education and Community Programs from September 2014 through February 2015* For the October First Free Saturday we put together a fun Fill-in-the-Blanks activity that lets folks create their own unique description of Art Expanded, 1958-1978. You can print your own Fill-in-the-Blank with this pdf: Walker Fill In The Blanks – Art Expanded exhibition…