Once, Not Again
A one-time performance by the Once Group, a collective of artists “who took scary chances.”
The Walker Heist
Filled with art, a truck destined for a New York auction house vanishes in 1968.
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 the rise and fall of multiculturalism through the lens of visual culture, Chang looks at political and aesthetic struggles for racial equity, inside the art world and out.
Eating with Cage
From mushroom foraging and macrobiotic meals to midnight snacks with John Cage.
The Internet Is More Powerful than China
“You can never know what is and what is not powerful, but you can always find out what the powerful people are scared of,” says Ai Weiwei. “A state like China looks so powerful, but they are so scared of the Internet, so the Internet is more powerful than them.” Journalist Ben Valentine visits with Ai in his Beijing studio to discuss art and the enduring potency of online activism.
“It’s Art If I Say So”
“And what exactly is it that you do, Mr. Duchamp?” That question was posed to the Walker’s guest one fall evening 49 years ago during a dinner in honor of Duchamp and his wife, Teeny. “Well,” the 78-year-old exemplar of Dada coolly responded, “I play chess.” Former Walker director Martin Friedman recalls Duchamp’s 1965 visit to Minneapolis and their conversations about readymades, Precisionism, and Pop.
Tales of Home, Life, and Death: Panaibra Gabriel Canda and Faustin Linyekula
In intimate dance works, Panaibra Gabriel Canda (Mozambique) and Faustin Linyekula (Democratic Republic of Congo) have telescoped their immensely complex histories to the scale of the person. The artists seem to say: “Come, look through my lens. You’ll recognize what was previously unseen, unnamed, or unknown to you. Think of me as an alter ego. It is a matter of the life or death of our shared humanity.”
Diamond Jubilee: Avant Garden Supporters Make the Evening Sparkle
As summer came to a close, the Walker welcomed nearly 800 guests to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden for the annual Avant Garden benefit event. This year’s late-summer soirée kicked off the Walker Art Center’s 75th-anniversary “Diamond Jubilee.” Although it was more than 125 years ago when lumber baron T. B. Walker built a room onto his Minneapolis house, mounted his 20 favorite paintings on the walls…
Walker Corporate Membership: A Creative Investment
For more than 50 years, Minnesota companies of all sizes have generously supported the Walker as corporate members. With their kind and critical backing, the Walker has remained one of the leading arts centers in the nation while serving as the most-visited arts destination in the state. In appreciation, the Walker provides these community-minded companies broad recognition and many benefits to…