Rock the Garden 2015 Listening Mix
The Green Room
In anticipation of this summer’s upcoming Rock the Garden, Walker Marketing Intern Samantha Sacks created a playlist that aims to capture the spirit of the festival’s unique lineup. These are twenty songs, both classic and contemporary, from the ten musical acts that will take the stage in July. From Afrobeat to psychedelic pop, this year’s Rock the Garden […] In anticipation of this summer’s upcoming…
The Walker is Looking for a Senior Designer
We are looking for a passionate designer with excellent typographic skills interested in contemporary art, culture, publishing, and design to serve as one of two senior graphic designers in our studio. Is that you? If so, see the job description and application process here.
Museum Mixtape #6
Museum Mixtape is back! For those unfamiliar with the phenomenon, museum mixtape pairs a piece/collection of artwork at the Walker Art Center with a song. The collection featured this time is INTERNATIONAL POP, an exhibition that looks at Pop Art as a global movement rather than a strictly American one. It encompasses a staggering diversity of technique and perspective. From Brazil to Japan to…
“Successories for the Pinterest generation”: Walker design director Emmet Byrne on Superscript’s visual quotes.
Modeling with Merce
For the past two weeks, eleven Minneapolis-based dancers have spent their days at the Walker Art Center playing dress-up in Merce Cunningham Dance Company costumes. Nearly a hundred costumes from more than fifty different dances were documented. The resulting images will soon be featured on the Walker’s Collections website, bringing to life nearly half of […] For the past two weeks, eleven…
A Visit with Carmen Herrera
I recently had the pleasure of visiting artist Carmen Herrera at her home/studio in New York, where she has lived for the last 40 years. It was June 4, just a few days after she’d celebrated her 100th birthday (May 31) at a local restaurant with a small group of colleagues, family, and friends. While […] I recently had the pleasure of visiting artist Carmen Herrera at her home/studio in New York, where she…
How Can Museums and Artists Help Advocate for Social Change?
Members of the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council (WACTAC) often discuss the role of artists and museums in social and racial justice—and these conversations have taken on new significance in light of recent demonstrations across the country calling for police reform and racial equity. To further these discussions and bring them online, we invited Yonci Jameson, a Twin Cities teen artist, queer…
On Diversity and Localism at Superscript
We couldn’t be more grateful and pleased with how Superscript unfolded. But we know that the mix on stage last week left out some key voices.
Meet Norma Miller, the Woman who Transcribed all 113,361 Words of #Superscript15
I caught up with the conference’s live-captioner to hear about her about the practice of stenography and how its increasing employment by institutions might indicate that they’re becoming just a tad bit less ableist.