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Widely recognized for its presentation of moving-image arts that define and influence our time, the Walker’s Moving Image program oversees a 21st-century cinema and a vast collection of global and avant-garde films, documentaries, and video works. More

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Summer Nights/Cool Cinema

The Twin Cities voted. Here are the top 10. For 25 years, the Walker Dialogue and Retrospective series has been a vital part of moving-image presentations, bringing some of the most exciting and influential filmmakers of our time to the Walker Art Center to screen and talk about their work. Come to… More

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James Richards: Mechanical Mediations of Sensuality and Flow

Echoing Derek Jarman’s collage techniques and ambient soundscapes, James Richards’s new Moving Image Commission streams online this month. Bentson Scholar Isla Leaver-Yap explores Richards’s work as an environment of sensual integration and sonic… More


Ed Halter

“Pop Cinema at Its Best Pop”: George Kuchar’s Hold Me While I’m Naked

“Here is the most macabre sense of humor at work,” wrote Jonas Mekas in 1964, introducing young filmmakers George and Mike Kuchar to Village Voice readers. “Here is the Pop Cinema at its best pop… Here… More

Ed Halter

Light and Freedom: William Klein’s Pop Politics

Of his first film, a study of illuminated advertising signs in New York City, William Klein remarked, “I think it’s the first Pop film.” Critic and curator Ed Halter examines the Pop resonances in Klein’s work, from the beauty and… More

Scott Foundas

Christopher Nolan: A Practical Magician of Modern Movies

A master of misdirection, director Christopher Nolan seems to methodically tell us what he’s doing, only to blindside us with his astonishing narrative reveals and reversals. Watch films like … More


Olga Viso

Question Everything

What does it mean to present the art of our time? Why do we need a safe place for unsafe ideas? How can art show us who we are—and aren’t? The Walker’s founding as a public art center in 1940 was sparked by a question, and during the 75 years since it’s been… More

Paul Schmelzer

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… More

Paul Schmelzer

Shifting Terrains: Fionn Meade on the Cross-Disciplinary

As the hard edges between disciplines continue to dissolve, the Walker is intensifying its investigations into what artistic boundary-crossing means and how curators must adapt to the needs of… More