International Pop: After Hours Preview Party
On Friday evening the Walker filled with dazzling colors, 1960’s pop hits, sushi-art making, carnival games, and a karaoke party. There was even a Ferris wheel lit with psychedelic colors, that seemed to dance into the Minneapolis skyline. Served were international hot dogs, day-glo donuts, and Fizz Bang Pop cocktails. Hundreds came to celebrate the opening of […] On Friday evening the Walker filled with…
The Many Faces of Marc Ribot: Seven Sides of a Guitar Genius
The Green Room
I have no hesitation saying Marc Ribot is one of the greatest guitarists alive today. I know of no other contemporary musician who manages to merge experimental ambition, raw gutbucket emotion, and unmistakable beauty like Ribot. A vast array of collaborative contexts over the course of his career have led Ribot to develop myriad original […] I have no hesitation saying Marc Ribot is one of the…
Walker People’s Archive: I Love That Photo (Again)!
We recently invited a few friends to pick a favorite photo from the Walker People’s Archive and tell us what they love about it. This is the latest report of what our correspondents say they see in this project, a crowd-sourced, online collection of photos and stories that celebrates the Walker’s 75 years as a public […] We recently invited a few friends to pick a favorite photo from the Walker…
This Day in Pop: April 9
In conjunction with the exhibition International Pop we’re presenting a regular feature that will highlight events in Pop art history. Look forward to a weekly curated post featuring archival images, exhibition installation views, excerpts from catalogs, artist ephemera, and behind the scenes stories. On April 9, 1965 the Milwaukee Art Center opened Pop art and the American tradition, […] In conjunction…
Walker Art Center
Famed linguist and political theorist Noam Chomsky once wrote that it was the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies, especially in the context of the lies perpetuated by the dominant politico-economic power structure. One could argue that a similar responsibility exists for artists: In their works, artists must not only create art that is set against the backdrop of…
Superscript Blog Mentorship Program, presented in partnership with Hyperallergic
This responsive blogging program will create a pop-up newsroom in the Walker Library and engage a trio of enterprising bloggers in covering the conference.
The Hypertext of Superscript
The aim of the Superscript site design, writes Anthony Tran, is to pay homage to text as the only necessity in publishing. Here he discusses his influences, from the hyperlink’s history to platforms like Tankboys and Pocket.
A Quiet Evening: Chris Campbell on The Music of Bryce Dessner, Program A
The Green Room
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, composer Chris Campbell shares his perspective on Friday night’s program of The Music […] The Liquid Music series…
I Love That Photo! Or, An Ode to Solitude
If there’s one thing I’ve learned as the coordinator of Coffee House Press’s In The Stacks program, which places writers and artists into residencies in libraries and archives around the country, it’s that you always start your visit to an archive by looking for the familiar. So, when asked to contribute to the Walker People’s Archive‘s series on the photos we love, […] If there’s one thing I’ve…