Question the Wall Itself
Question the Wall Itself examines ways that interior spaces and decor can be fundamental to the understanding of cultural identity. The multimedia exhibition showcases work by 23 international, multigenerational artists who explore the political and
The Six Sides of Merce Cunningham
Choreographer Merce Cunningham took chances. Over a seven-decade career, his explorations reshaped dance into a new kind of art form, deeply influencing visual art, film, and music along the way. Through experimental collaborations with John Cage, Ro
Zigzagging Between Public and Private: Tom Burr on Philip Johnson, Sexuality and Architecture
Tom Burr's sculpture ‘Zog (a series of setbacks),’ on view in the exhibition Question the Wall Itself, takes its name and inspiration from a feature of Minneapolis's Philip Johnson-designed IDS Center: the building's zigzagging glass profile.
Merce Cunningham: Common Time
Renowned as both choreographer and dancer, Merce Cunningham (American, 1919–2009) revolutionised dance through his partnerships with leading artists who created costumes, lighting, films, music and decor, and whose independent creative instincts he h
A New Sculpture Garden
The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden will reopen after renovations in June 2017, along with a newly expanded Walker Art Center campus. Join us to see over eighteen new artworks, the reimagined 19-acre campus and a landmark that will be enjoyed for genera
Wayne Coyne Reflects at Rock the Garden
Flaming Lips lead singer Wayne Coyne sits down with Walker Art Center's Chris Cloud to discuss hearing his band on the radio for the first time and playing the same songs every show.
The Rise & Demise of Otto Piene’s 'Black Stacks Helium Sculpture,' 1976
On Halloween of 1976, a vandal with a gun took down Piene's Walker-commissioned artwork Black Stacks Helium Sculpture, which consisted of four 300-foot-long, undulating inflatable tubes ascending from smokestacks on the Minneapolis riverfront.
This Walker-organised exhibition, assembled with the assistance of the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, examines the intersections of art, architecture and design with the counterculture of the 1960s and early 1970s.
Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting
For 50 years, Jack Whitten has explored the possibilities of paint, the role of the artist and the allure of material essence in his innovative studio process.
Jack Whitten on Mapping the Soul
As an abstract painter, I work with things that I cannot see, says Jack Whitten. "Google has mapped the whole earth. We have maps of Mars. We don't have a map of the soul, and that intrigues me."
International Pop: Pervasive Pop
Part two of the three-part International Pop documentary looks at the global pervasiveness of Pop tendencies in art of the 1960s.
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