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Modern art museum also hosts dance, theater, film, and other special performances and events
"Surreal" as an evocative descriptor loses all meaning when a show like the Walker Art Center's "Midnight Party" goes up. As if one film by Matthew...
Paint, as a medium and mode of expression, is so 20th century. Right? Not for the 15 emerging artists presented in the Walker Art Center's new surv...
On first look, Abraham Cruzvillegas's sculptures and installations have a Duchampian appeal with their incorporation of everyday objects. But on cl...
Imagine you're stuck inside Islamabad's National Gallery. Outside, mass protests are met with government violence. What's your response? For London...
If one thing is guaranteed each year, it's that the Walker Art Center will bring an eclectic and challenging variety of performances to its space. This morning, the modern-art museum announced its ... More »
For its latest project, experimental theater company Elevator Repair Service chose to do something that is pretty standard for most ensembles."We wanted to shake things up and push our boundaries. The... More »
Back in 2006, the Elevator Repair Service brought Gatz to the Walker Art Center. The conceit was relatively simple: An office drone picks up a copy of The Great Gatsby, and starts to read aloud. Six hours later, the man and his office mates have... More »
First dates are almost always incredibly awkward. Activities help things move along, lessening the likelihood of unpleasant pauses in conversation. Target Free Thursday Nights at the Walker Art Center are loaded with things to do that will keep things moving along. Each month the museum schedules special events throughout the building for guests to enjoy. Happenings include spoken-word performances, film screenings, and tastings from chefs-in-residence at Gather by D'Damico. Art is a great... More »
The Walker Art Center offered "Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera" from May to September last year, giving visitors a raw look at the world we live in, where we are constantly exposed to being spied on. The photos in the exhibit were pictures taken without their subjects' knowledge, including Brassai's lovers in Paris, photos taken by private investigators that were commissioned by the subject of the surveillance, and the infamous image of a Viet Cong execution from the 1960s.... More »
Looking for the perfect place to snatch a kiss from your special someone? We have the ideal spot. First, spend some time with your intended at the Walker Art Center, giving oh-so-enlightened opinions about the latest exhibit. Next, casually guide your date outside to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and keep up that witty banter while you scope out the perfect spot to make your move. It shouldn't be hard, with places for every kind of tongue-mingling, from behind the hedges to in front of... More »
It's easy for a Minnesotan to take photographer Alec Soth for granted. This year his work has appeared everywhere, including on City Pages' Artist of the Year cover, in the publication of From Here to There: Alec Soth's America, and on a Flickr project in which locals were invited to contribute pics as well. But we're very fortunate to have him. Last fall's show at the Walker featured hundreds of images from his prolific career and was his first U.S. survey. His photography is often... More »
A make-out spot underground may not sound too romantic, but hear us out. Hidden on the Walker Art Center hill is a small walkway that leads into what looks like a giant bomb shelter in the side of the hill. Trust your curiousity and venture in. Once inside, you'll find an underground room lined with benches and a giant sunroof as the center point. Created by James Turrell, the installation is meant to create the optical illusion of "bringing the sky down." Check this place out just before... More »
Maybe it was bound to happen. The fierce mug of Frida Kahlo and her endless depictions of it were bound to drill their way to the top of the list. Do not make the mistake, however, of brushing off this year's winner as "too easy." Local collector and influential gallery owner Martin Weinstein points to the Walker's Frida exhibit as evidence of something extraordinary happening locally and internationally. He calls it "art as event." And anyone who passed by the Walker on Frida's closing... More »
Yeah, this one is a no-brainer--the Walker Art Center has consistently put together the best outdoor movie series in the Twin Cities every summer since 1976. Usually starting mid-July and running through August, these Loring Park screenings aren't your typical kiddie-movie-on-a-lousy-screen gig. Each year the Walker selects a theme, such as 2006's "Screwball Masters: Sturges, Hawks, and Cukor," or the melodrama and film noir theme of 2005. Local bands like Doomtree, Melodious Owl, and... More »
This first U.S. retrospective chronicles Kara Walker's metamorphosis from hip art star to bona fide contemporary master. Best known are her cutout silhouettes, which have been prepared for this show from original templates and attached to the gallery walls with a wax adhesive. (When the exhibition closes on May 13, each cutout will be destroyed and the template returned to its private collector.) But this show also includes numerous works in ink, gouache, watercolor, charcoal, and mixed... More »
Despite its fastidious and cultivated image, the Walker Art Center isn't without flaws. First of all, there's the issue of the building: Not only does it look like the head of a sci-fi monster that's about to devour Loring Park with one chomp of its evil window incisor, but the sterile outside is the suicidal color of the dirt-slush substance that drowns our streets in late March. In 20 years from now, the snide comment on the seriousness of architecture (or an overlooked flaw in an abstract... More »
It's been a year since the Walker expansion opened to the public and while many still debate the merits of the architectural design by Herzog & de Meuron, most will agree that the new building has contributed significantly by providing new ways to appreciate downtown Minneapolis from the Walker rooftop. At night, the balcony outside the 20.21 restaurant provides a welcome respite from all the culinary posing within. Lean against the wall with a drink in your hand and enjoy the soft glow... More »
Thanks to a recent 260,000-square-foot expansion (designed by award-winning Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron), Minneapolis can proudly claim it has a museum equal to Paris's famed Pompidou Center. It's true--there's a world-class art museum right in the center of America! Even the New York Times claimed the Walker was one of the best contemporary art exhibition facilities in the world, and this was before the $92-million expansion. Now, the cube includes a 385-seat theater, a... More »
It's a measure of Twin Citians' appreciation of cinema under the stars that there actually is a little competition for this title. Stevens Square Park has played host to a lively series of movies (and music) for years, and Nordeast's Bottineau Park and St. Paul's El Rio Park became worthy additions last summer. (The latter's Sound of Music sing-along on the night before the Fourth of July was a blast--and we don't even like the movie!) But an old favorite--Loring Park--will retain its... More »
In his two-and-a-half year tenure as film/video curator at Walker Art Center, the Belgium-born Cis Bierinckx imported a distinctly European aesthetic of cinema programming. The philosophy amounted to this: Give the audience what they can't get elsewhere--world cinema of the highest (and rarest) order in particular--and without compromise. (No Tom Hanks or Jonathan Demme dialogues in the Bierinckx era.) There were times when this brand of curatorial contrariness baffled more than it... More »
Go-go globalism seems to be the ruling trend in the big brick culture arcade next to the enormous hole in the ground (which, for all we know, might be some kind of Robert Smithson-type landscape installation). But though the current show "How Latitudes Become Forms" could be alternately titled "How Curators Befuddle Museum-Goers," the Walker has actually had good luck in recent seasons with bringing us the giddy, the brainy, and the boisterously colorful. Both "Let's Entertain" and the... More »
The long-reigning heavyweight champ of Twin Cities movies-and-music-in-the-park programs is prepared to duke it out in order to retain the title this year. Indeed, boxing is the subject of the films in this year's series (co-presented by Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board), and, as befits a hot-weather curatorial aesthetic that has always been wiggier than Don King's 'fro, the bouts here range from featherweight (The Main Event on August 11) to colossal (Requiem... More »
The oldest of several Twin Cities movies-and-music-in-the-park programs regains the outdoor-film title this year by paying worthy tribute to an old master: director Billy Wilder, who died in March at the age of 95. Not only is "A Bit Wilder" (co-presented by Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board) perfectly timed, it's also ideally suited to the summer climate and the outdoor setting. After all, Wilder's movies are nothing if not hot: There's the sweltering sleaze... More »
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