Walker Art Center

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  • Admission: $14 (adults), $12 (seniors 62+), $9 (students), FREE for children and teens under 18 and Walker members. Free every Target Free Thursday Night (5–9 pm) and the first Saturday of every month.

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  • Located off Hennepin & Lyndale exit from either I-94 or 394, follow signs to Vineland Place. Parking available.

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  • Galleries:Tuesday–Sunday: 11 am–5 pm; Open late Thursday until 9 pm; Closed Mondays. Check walkerart.org for details and special holiday open hours.

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  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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Events

  1. Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property 1968–2018

    1750 Hennepin Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 375-7600

    This major retrospective presents the work of Allen Ruppersberg (US, b. 1944), who has not been the subject of a comprehensive US survey for more than 30 years. The artist is one of the most rigorous and inventive practitioners among the generation of conceptual artists to emerge in the late 1960s. Ruppersberg’s work, rooted in language, has been wide-ranging in media and approach. His projects have consistently had at their center a focus on the American vernacular—its books, music, popular images, and ephemera—mining the nuances of our culture through its visual details, unsung conventions, and modes of the everyday. Often participatory, Ruppersberg’s works invite a layered experience for the viewer through language, visual density, accumulated elements, and ideas

    Many of the works included, from private and public collections in Europe and elsewhere, have never before been exhibited in US museums. Featured artworks include early installations such as Al’s Cafe and Al’s Grand Hotel,his groundbreaking participatory projects of the late 1960s; photo-based narratives combining text and image; and a progression of more recent installations containing his commercial letterpress posters, drawings, and films. The show will also include a broad selection of drawings and artist’s books. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

    In conjunction with the exhibition, Ruppersberg’s You & Me (2013)—a public artwork first shown as a billboard next to New York’s High Line—will be featured in the Target Project Space, an exhibition space adjacent to the Walker’s restaurant Esker Grove.

  2. Dayme Arocena

    416 Cedar Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55454
    Call: (612) 375-7600

    A startlingly new voice, singer/composer Dayme Arocena is an inviting ambassador for Cuba’s contemporary music scene. The artist and her trio deliver swirling Santerian chant, rhythmic complexity, fluid jazz styling, and sophisticated Afro-Cuban sound, channeling the island’s musical soul in joyous fashion.

    Presented in conjunction with the Walker exhibition Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950 (November 11, 2017–March 18, 2018).

  3. I am you, you are too

    1750 Hennepin Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 375-7600

    At a time of heightened uncertainty, division, and geopolitical tensions, I am you, you are too foregrounds works from the Walker’s collections that explore contemporary life through themes of citizenship and belonging, borders and barriers, and ways in which everyday life informs our understanding of ourselves. Bringing together a diverse, multigenerational, and international group of artists, the exhibition questions how we memorialize the past and understand the social, geographic, and political structures that shape us.

    The show’s title is taken from I M U U R 2 (2013), a room-scaled installation by Danh Vo that considers how collected objects, such as knickknacks and souvenirs, can communicate who we are. Monuments and shared public space play a key role for Francis Alÿs, Song Dong, and Robert Longo, whose works examine the relationship between the individual and the state. Chantal Akerman and Julie Mehretu reflect upon shifting geographical borders and changing political systems, while Postcommodity and Wolfgang Tillmans reference recent debates on the Mexico-US border and Brexit, respectively. While some artists draw on recognizable places and known stories, others turn to abstraction to elicit themes of the place of the home, the city, and national belonging.

    In the exhibition’s final gallery, a selection of works from the collection hang against wallpapers by Yto Barrada, Yoko Ono, and Adam Pendleton, forming unexpected juxtapositions across generations, geographies, and media. Seen together, these pieces chart ways that artists have challenged prevailing systems, including gender, race, and sexual orientation. In presenting a broad range of artistic approaches, I am you, you are too draws out timely questions of national identity, shifting political borders, and international and intercultural dialogue.

  4. Jason Moran

    1750 Hennepin Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 375-7600

    The work of interdisciplinary artist Jason Moran (US, b. 1974) is grounded in musical composition, yet bridges the visual and performing arts through stagecraft. Moran is known for using personal experience to create dynamic musical compositions that challenge the conventional form of the medium. His experimental works embrace the intersection of objects and sound, pushing beyond the traditional staged concert or sculpture to amplify ways that both are inherently theatrical. This exhibition, the artist’s first museum show, features the range of work Moran has explored, from performance and collaborations with visual artists to his own sculptural works.

    In all aspects of his work, Moran’s creative process is informed by one of the essential tenets of jazz music: the “set” in which musicians come together to engage in a collaborative process of improvisation, riffing off of one another to create the musical experience. The exhibition will highlight Moran’s mixed-media “set” installations STAGED: Savoy Ballroom 1 and STAGED: Three Deuces (both 2015), sculptural vignettes based on storied music venues from past eras that were his acclaimed contributions to the 2015 Venice Biennale. The exhibition will also premiere a new sculptural commission as part of this series. The presentation also features a selection of Moran’s most recent charcoal drawings and time-based media works from his long-standing collaborations, or sets, with visual artists including Lorna Simpson, Glenn Ligon, and Theaster Gates. In-gallery performances and a new commission for the stage will be orchestrated during the run of the show to complement the gallery presentation.

  5. Jason Moran with Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch: Jazz Fest

    1750 Hennepin Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 375-7600

    Celebrated jazz pianist/composer/visual artist Jason Moran returns to the Walker to present a new multimedia performance that examines the various ways jazz functions: as freedom music, as a model of democracy, and as a prop. The work features Moran’s trio the Bandwagon (with bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Nasheet Waits) in collaboration with prescient artists Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin, whose narrative-driven video installations explore the fluid nature of identity, community, and cultural subjectivity.

    80 minutes

    Walker Commission/World Premiere

    Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Jason Moran, on view April 26–August 19, 2018.

  6. Rock the Garden

    1750 Hennepin Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 375-7600

    Copresented by the Walker Art Center and 89.3 The Current

    Why Rock the Garden for one day when you can rock it for two? The Twin Cities’ favorite annual summer concert returns for two days this summer. The weekend festival blowout will showcase some of the best music from our backyards and around the world. Stay tuned for announcements about this highly anticipated event in the coming months.

  7. Siah Armajani: Follow This Line

    1750 Hennepin Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 375-7600

    Siah Armajani: Follow This Line is the first comprehensive retrospective in the United States devoted to the work of Minneapolis-based artist Siah Armajani. Born in Tehran in 1939, Armajani moved to Minnesota in 1960 to attend Macalester College in St. Paul, where he immersed himself in the study of philosophy and American literature. He has lived and worked in the Twin Cities ever since, while exhibiting internationally.

    Armajani is best known today for his works of public art—including bridges, gazebos, reading rooms, and gathering spaces—across the United States and Europe. Near the Walker, the artist’s landmark 375-foot Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge connects Loring Park to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. This groundbreaking exhibition spans seven decades of the artist’s studio practice and resituates his work first within the context of prerevolution Tehran and, later, postwar and present-day United States. The exhibition encourages viewers to “follow the line” of language woven throughout Armajani’s practice, which engages a range of thinkers and references—from Persian calligraphy to the manifesto, letter, and talisman; from poetry to mathematical equations and computer programming; from the Abstract Expressionist canvas to the vernacular architecture of rural America, Bauhaus design, and Russian Constructivism.

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  • Meeting/Convention Facilities (maximum capacity): 600
  • Banquet Facilities (maximum capacity): 380
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 9
  • Largest Meeting Room (sq ft): 3100
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