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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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Amy

From BAFTA Award–winning director Asif Kapadia (Senna), Amy tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse—in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving, and vital feature shines a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few films can. 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

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

Art of the Rural’s founder on artists using digital space to redraw a geography of the cultural center


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