Rethinking Collections Publishing for the Digital Age
For many in the museum world, the term scholarly collections catalogue can conjure daunting impressions: a book about a museum’s holdings, it involves years of collecting, researching, photographing, and writing, plus a huge printing budget, all to create a tome that is likely out of date the moment it hits the shelf. Enter The Living Collections Catalogue, the Walker’s new serial online publication.
Making the “Best Cat Video on the Internet”
In the bottomless pit of cat videos that is the Internet, Henri 2: Paw de Deux was in 2012 named the very best of them all. Filmmaker Will Braden, the video’s creator and incoming curator of the 2014 Internet Cat Video Festival, discusses that distinction, the current landscape of viral cat videos, and how the ennui-prone Henri stands out in a growing crowd of “celebricats.”
U.S. Bank: A Win-Win Partnership on the Links
Returning for a summer of big fun, Walker on the Green: Artist-Designed Mini Golf in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden features two new courses with several favorites from last year and some brand new hazards. As part of its mini-golf sponsorship, U.S. Bank offers its credit-card holders $4.50 off an 18-hole round, and customers approved for any new credit cards at U.S. Bank branches this summer can…
Robert Spikings and Jeffery Perkey Have Been Walker Members Since 2011
Why is the Walker important to you? We are in awe of the great variety. We love the films we can’t see elsewhere, innovative exhibitions, and unique performances, all of which are enhanced by our membership—Contributing member events with artists, gallery previews/tours, opening luncheons, A Think & A Drink, and Film Society. Often the art we experience at the Walker gives us a break; at other times, it…
Sister Friend: Ta-coumba Aiken’s Brief Encounters with Dr. Maya Angelou
“Her philosophy was the same philosophy of my ancestors: nothing beats a failure but a try,” writes artist Ta-Coumba Aiken of Maya Angelou. Commemorating the poet, author, and activist’s May 28 passing, Aiken shares his experiences, including a humbling 1996 greeting, a chance encounter with her friend James Baldwin, and the meeting that brought his painting Sister Friend into Angelou’s art collection.