Walker Art Center

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  • Admission: $15 (adults), $13 (seniors 62+), $10 (students), FREE for children and teens under 18 and Walker members. Active military $7.50. 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, Wednesday, and Sunday 11 am–5 pm, Thursday 11 am–9 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am–6 pm; Closed Mondays. Check walkerart.org for details and special holiday open hours.

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  1. Allora & Calzadilla: Chalk

    725 Vineland Pl
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 375-7600

    Based in Puerto Rico, collaborators Jennifer Allora (b. 1974) and Guillermo Calzadilla (b. 1971) create works that reach across sculpture, video, performance, and photography. Chalk (1998) is an ongoing art project in which the artists place human-size sticks of chalk - each piece measuring 64 inches in length - in public spaces for passers-by to use as they choose. Previously installed in Lima, Peru; Paris; Boston; and New York, the work takes on a new personal and political identity in each new location.

    The exhibition will be presented in the Walker's Gallery 7, a space adjacent to the museum's outdoor terraces, which are a hub for seasonal programming. Treated with a special chalk-friendly paint, the gallery will serve as a center of activity for audiences of all ages, encouraging participation. Visitors will be invited to draw or write with the chalk on the gallery's floor and walls, transforming the space into an immersive site for self-expression.

  2. Berlin: Zvizdal [Chernobyl, so far - so close]

    725 Vineland Pl
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 375-7600

    Thirty years after Chernobyl, an elderly couple still refuses to leave. This portrait of love, stubbornness, and survival in the Ukraine brings audiences into intimate relationship with Petro and Nadia Lubenoc through an immersive hybrid of documentary film and theatrical installation. Tentative, then trusting, the Lubenocs allowed the Antwerp-based Berlin to document their lives, resulting in a singular portrait of necessity, rather than choice.

  3. Celebrating Henry: A Threadgill Festival

    725 Vineland Pl
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 375-7600

    In Pulitzer Prize winner Henry Threadgill's compositions, notation and improvisation mesh in sonic expressions of American life. He calls his unique polyphonic language "creative music," which others revere as a musical masterwork beyond category. On Friday, 20-some Minnesota musicians (curated by cellist Michelle Kinney) perform Threadgill pieces from the past 40-plus years. As potent and prolific as ever, Threadgill closes the festival on Saturday with his acclaimed quintet Zooid.

    New York power-jazz trio Harriet Tubman, made up of ex-Threadgill star players Melvin Gibbs, Brandon Ross, and JT Lewis, will open Saturday's concert.

  4. Claudia Rankine, Will Rawls, and John Lucas: What Remains

    725 Vineland Pl
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 375-7600

    What Remains unites the minds of genre-busting and Bessie Award–winning choreographer Will Rawls, poet and MacArthur Fellow Claudia Rankine, and filmmaker John Lucas. In a space representing the entombed imagination, the artists present resonant movement, language, and video inspired by Rankine's texts on racial violence - Citizen and Don't Let Me Be Lonely (Graywolf Press) - in response to black citizens' visibility and disappearances. Featuring performers Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Leslie Cuyjet, Jessica Pretty, and Tara Aisha Willis.

  5. Elizabeth Price

    725 Vineland Pl
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 375-7600

    London-based artist Elizabeth Price (UK, b. 1966) creates richly layered, moving image works made specifically for gallery settings. Composed of a broad range of imagery sourced from analogue and digital photography, animation, and motion graphics, her works are often accompanied by scrolling text, narrated by a computerized voice and paired with music.

    Conceived in response to the architecture and past history of the Walker's gallery, this solo exhibition features two new moving image works - FELT TIP and KOHL (both 2018) - marking the artist’s first commission for a US museum. Projected floor to ceiling at more than 20 feet, FELT TIP focuses on design motifs of men's neckties from the 1970s and ’80s with patterns that evoke electronic networks and digital systems. Exploring the tie as both a sign of professional distinction and a sexually charged object, the work weaves together narratives of early computer technologies in the workplace and the gendered distinctions of its workforce. In KOHL, four fictional characters tell stories related to coal: its link to ink, writing, and the archive as well as its uses as a source of fuel and a cosmetic. Seen together, Price's new works take motifs of dress and body adornment to reflect upon the relationship between the material and digital, sites of labor, and markers of class.

  6. I am you, you are too

    725 Vineland Pl
    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.

  7. JACK &

    725 Vineland Pl
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 375-7600

    Kaneza Schaal in collaboration with Cornell Alston and Christopher Myers

    With topics ranging from The Honeymooners and Amos & Andy to debutante balls and social programs, JACK & is a place of theatrical imagination that inhabits the in-between space between dreams and reality. This comedy of errors starring Cornell Alston considers reentry to society after prison through a prism of ancestral ceremonies, baking fiascoes, feminist painters, and the dreaming one must sacrifice to the state while incarcerated. With references to diverse social codes, JACK & gives creative dream time its due. Featuring design by artist/author Christopher Myers and live music by Rucyl Mills.

  8. Lola Arias: Minefield

    725 Vineland Pl
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 375-7600

    From the horrors of the battlefield to today’s global uncertainties, Minefield unveils its truths through brutal honesty, compassion, and startling humor. This enthralling piece of documentary theater is presented by Buenos Aires-based writer, director, visual artist, and actor Lola Arias, who returns to the Walker (The Year I was Born, Out There 2014) with a masterpiece that sold out multiple runs at London's Royal Court Theatre and has toured globally to wide acclaim. Using a range of experimental techniques, six Argentine and British veterans from both sides of the 1982 Falklands/Malvinas War explore the treacherous minefield of their memories - storytelling that conveys a sense of humanity onstage in a rare and moving way.

  9. Mario Garcia Torres: Illusion Brought Me Here

    725 Vineland Pl
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 375-7600

    Illusion Brought Me Here is the first US survey to focus on the work of Mexico-based artist Mario Garcia Torres (Mexico, b. 1975). Working in a variety of media, including video, installation, photography, and sculpture, the artist creates environments that explore obscure histories and personalities, particularly those associated with conceptual art of the 1960s and 1970s.

    Garcia Torres juxtaposes facts with imagined scenes and dialogue to foreground the often blurred division between truth and fiction. Appropriation, narrative, repetition, reenactment, and the tropes of reportage are some of the strategies that he employs to uncover the limitations of memory and the subjectivity of historical records.

    Illusion Brought Me Here takes a radical approach to the traditional retrospective. A newly commissioned sound piece - a soundtrack compilation of all of Garcia Torres’s media-based works to date - creates the framework for the exhibition, which features a selection of artworks and site-specific installations.

    The show is organized by the Walker and copresented with WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels. It will be accompanied by the first publication to survey the artist’s work, published by the two institutions.

  10. ModernMedieval: The Living Word

    Call: (612) 375-7600

    Experts in both contemporary and early music, ModernMedieval interweaves in The Living Word ecstatic chants of 12th-century mystic Hildegard of Bingen with newly commissioned electronic and vocal music by Australian/Icelandic composer/producer Ben Frost and Puerto Rico–born composer Angelica Negron, who perform their new works live with the ensemble. Electronic/pop singer/composer Julianna Barwick, who was featured in the Walker's 2012 Sound Horizon series, also joins ModernMedieval for her new extended work Adder.

  11. Pekka Kuusisto: Tuning Meditation

    725 Vineland Pl
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 375-7600

    In a rare solo performance, Finnish violin star Pekka Kuusisto explores themes of the Walker’s exhibition I am you, you are too—citizenship, belonging, borders, and barriers - through Pauline Oliveros's immersive Tuning Meditation and a series of interactive video and audio collaborations. Centered on a piece written to provide healing in response to the political chaos of the late 1960s, this interactive performance invites participants to engage in listening as an act of peaceful activism and joining vocally as an act of community building in our own tumultuous political climate.

  12. Platforms: Collection and Commissions

    725 Vineland Pl
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 375-7600

    Platforms: Collection and Commissions looks at key artists from the Walker’s Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection together with newly commissioned film and video works by eleven international contemporary artists. Commissioned by the Walker between 2014 and 2018, the works respond to the influence, inquiry, and inspiration of leading artists and filmmakers in the collection to create new works that premiered first as an online series. These Moving Image Commissions bridge generations: contemporary artists create new works based on the history of experimental film while using multiple platforms to exhibit their work, from online to gallery exhibition. The dynamic initiative weaves together production, scholarship, distribution, and archival work to highlight and grow the collection.

    The first installment of the exhibition, Leslie Thornton’s commission They Were Just People (2016), was produced in direct response to the influence and inquiry of Bruce Conner. The piece is a chilling exploration of the purpose and repurposing of memory during wartime, combining Thornton’s manipulated footage of the La Brea Tar Pits in California with an oral account describing moments in the immediate aftermath of the 1945 US atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. They Were Just People is a dark, personal response to Crossroads (1976), Conner’s iconic film of the 1946 Bikini Atoll nuclear test.

    Future installations in Platforms will include pieces by James Richards and Moyra Davey, inspired by British filmmaker Derek Jarman; Shahryar Nashat and Uri Aran’s work based on the films of Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers; and Yto Barrada, Renée Green, Marwa Arsanios, and the duo of Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz’s commissions that were all influenced by German filmmaker Harun Farocki. The exhibition will conclude with two new commissions produced in 2018 by filmmakers Kevin Jerome Everson and Deborah Stratman.

  13. Rabih Mroue: Borborygmus

    725 Vineland Pl
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 375-7600

    Just as Rabih Mroue synthesizes video and audio, acting and projection, art and theater in his performances, so does he interweave history, testimony, and storytelling to destabilize facts and fictions. Born in Beirut, Mroue often draws material for his work from the Lebanese Civil War of the 1990s and contemporary Middle East conflicts. His new dramatic-comic premiere is created in collaboration with Lebanese actor/writer/director Lena Majdalanie and actor/musician Mazen Kerbaj. Here, the performers' identities and judgments of one another shift as the taboos, fears, and failures of their lives and their countries are laid bare.

  14. Selections from the Permanent Collection

    725 Vineland Pl
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 375-7600

    This exhibition, drawn from the Walker's world-renowned collections, looks backward and forward at contemporary art in our time, showcasing both cornerstone works that have built the collection and works by a younger generation that point to new strengths and directions. One of the hallmarks of the Walker's collection is its representation of multiple works by individual artists, affording the opportunity to examine an artist's practice through time.

    The exhibition will present groupings of works by artists with whom the Walker has had enduring relationships, such as Robert Gober, Dan Graham, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Sherrie Levine, Glenn Ligon, Joan Mitchell, Claes Oldenburg, Sigmar Polke, George Segal, Cindy Sherman, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, Kara Walker, and Andy Warhol. Laying an important foundation for the Walker's focus on collecting artists who embrace a wide range of media and approaches in working across artistic disciplines, these works will be shown alongside examples by artists acquired in more recent years - including works by Nairy Baghramian, Theaster Gates, Leslie Hewitt, Lee Kit, Elad Lassry, Mark Manders, Julie Mehretu, Dianna Molzan, Gedi Sibony, and Haegue Yang–who are leading the collection forward in bold and exciting ways.

  15. Siah Armajani: Follow This Line

    725 Vineland Pl
    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.

  16. The Body Electric

    725 Vineland Pl
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 375-7600

    In an age dominated by digital technology, The Body Electric explores themes of the real and virtual, the organic and artificial, moving from the world into the screen and back again. Today, computer and phone screens are fast becoming the primary places of encountering new information, effectively blurring the boundary between three-dimensional space and the two-dimensional image. The exhibition presents work by an international and intergenerational group of artists who examine ways that photographic, televisual, and digital media change our perceptions of the human body and everyday life.

    With works ranging from the 1960s to today, The Body Electric brings together artists including Trisha Baga, Nam June Paik, and Shigeko Kubota, whose across performance, sculpture, and the moving image conflates the physical world and its life on screen. For some artists, such as Martine Syms, Andrea Crespo, and Lynn Hershman Leeson, the lens of the camera creates a space to rethink the representation of sociopolitical identities and to question the structures that govern our understanding of race, gender, and sexuality. For others, such as Mark Leckey, Pierre Huyghe, and Bruce Nauman, technology offers the opportunity to consider the malleable, fragmented, and impossible body.

    Charting the embrace and manipulation of technology across varying generations, The Body Electric examines how the screen has increasingly shifted the way we picture ourselves and understand our place in the world.

  17. Wadada Leo Smith: America’s National Parks

    725 Vineland Pl
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Call: (612) 375-7600

    An innovative, much-admired trumpeter and composer for half a century, Wadada Leo Smith presents an expansive, politically charged suite that pays tribute to America's national parks as well as cultural zones not yet recognized by the government. Pairing his Golden Quintet (Pheeron Aklaff, Anthony Davis, John Lindberg, and Ashley Walters) with spellbinding video throughout, Smith explores and questions the luminous majesty, cultural histories, and violent realities of our natural areas - whether preserved, unprotected, or under attack.

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  • Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
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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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