walkerartcenter A drone eye's view of the #WalkerCampus renovations via Carl Bolander & Sons.
Learn more about the ongoing project: walkerart.org/campus
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walkerartcenter Artist #LeslieHewitt speaks to a captive audience in #OrdinaryPictures during Target Free Thursday Nights #AtTheWalker. 1d

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walkerartcenter Skyline Mini Golf 🏑 #AtTheWalker is now open thru Labor Day. Take a tour of the course on our Snapchat: walkerartcenter 1d

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walkerartcenter Join artist #LeslieHewitt and Walker Artistic Director @fionnmeade today at 6:30 pm for a discussion #AtTheWalker on Hewitt’s practice, recent projects, and the exhibition #OrdinaryPictures. Free tickets are available from 5:30 pm at the Hennepin Box Office.

The layered images in Hewitt’s series Riffs on Real Time, on view in the exhibition, are composed of personal mementos, maps, and pages from National Geographic and Ebony magazines. Archival materials related to the civil rights era are also included, evoking her upbringing and her parents’ involvement in the movement. The piece disrupts our linear understanding of history while revealing the tensions that run between individual experiences and political events. [Leslie Hewiit, "Riffs on Real Time" (2006-2009)]
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walkerartcenter It's #NationalWineDay! John Currin’s paintings are depictions of contemporary people, rendered in a style characterized by distortion and elongation that is evocative of the painters of northern Renaissance, early Mannerism, and 20th-century modernism, including Grünewald, Parmigianino, and Picasso. However, the artist turns occasionally to advertising, fashion magazine spreads, and kitsch portraiture found in thrift stores for inspiration. He has also used his own facial features and those of his wife, sculptor Rachel Feinstein, in his portraits. Park City Grill is provocative yet ambiguous, ironic yet dangerously inviting. The artist argues that the best art is ultimately beyond psychology and interpretation. [#JohnCurrin, "Park City Grill" (2000) from the Walker Collections] 2d

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walkerartcenter Tee up—on the terrace—and let the games begin! Amazing views and novelties await you on the Walker’s newest mini-golf course, featuring a giant hot dog, ping-pong paddles, a tricky chicken coop, and more.

Due to the renovation of the #WalkerCampus, we’ve set up a 9-hole course on the rooftop. Play a round in one of the Twin Cities’ most unique outdoor settings. Every ticket includes free gallery admission for each golfer. Skyline Mini Golf #AtTheWalker opens this Thursday at 5 pm.
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walkerartcenter Opening Thursday Night: Sol LeWitt on the Walker's terrace
When the #MinneapolisSculptureGarden first opened in 1988, conceptual artist #SolLeWitt was commissioned to create a crosswalk that would connect the Walker to the new garden across the street. In 1995, after seven harsh Minnesota winters, the piece was deinstalled. On the occasion of the Walker's 75th anniversary, the artist's estate gifted the crosswalk to the Walker with instructions that it be installed in a place where it could be maintained as a work of art.This site-specific piece not only reconstructs LeWitt's initial idea but also imagines it anew–it's design is one of six possible geometric configurations the artist originally devised in 1988. [Sol LeWitt, "Arcs from four corners, with alternating bands of white and brown stone. The floor is bordered and divided horizontally and vertically by a black stone band." (1988/2016)]
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walkerartcenter Gallery visitors take in #LeeKit's 13-video installation "I can’t help falling in love" amongst the other artwork in his recently opened exhibition "Hold your breath, dance slowly" #AtTheWalker. 6d

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walkerartcenter It's a beautiful day out there, Minneapolis. [#SolLewitt, "Three x Four x Three" (1984)] ( by @jegabrelcik) 7d

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walkerartcenter Rest in peace to philanthropist Wheelock Whitney Jr., who helped made possible the locally-designed "Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge." [#SiahArmajani, "Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge" (1988)] ( by @picturemelovelympls) 1w

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walkerartcenter Positioning “gender hackers” as radical innovators in the ongoing design of the human, @facadomy editor @designerhooker invited boundary-pushing graphic designers to reflect on gender through typographic metaphor. Learn more via the link in our bio. 1w

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walkerartcenter A gallery visitor pauses on #artmuseumday to learn more about the artwork in #OrdinaryPictures. #mnmuseumday 1w

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walkerartcenter #RobertRedford will be the next Walker Dialogue and Retrospective Series guest for Fall 2016.
A director, actor, activist, and leading advocate for independent cinema who has supported generations of filmmakers through his work with the @sundanceinstitute, Redford has had an indelible impact on American cinema. The wide-ranging retrospective will celebrate Redford’s vision and career culminating in a November 2016 onstage dialogue.
Tickets for the retrospective screenings go on sale in August; tickets for the dialogue will go on sale in September.
Series details will be announced this summer.
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walkerartcenter "As one gets older, one sees many more paths that could be taken. Artists sense within their own work that kind of swelling of possibilities, which may seem a freedom or a confusion.”—Jasper Johns, who turns 86 Sunday. Happy Birthday, Jasper. [In the background: #JasperJohns, The Color Numeral Series, (1969) on view in #LessThanOne #AtTheWalker] 2w

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walkerartcenter Cheers to our friends at @sfmoma as they open ‪#‎NewSFMOMA — their massive expansion and three year renovation that increases the museum in size from 70,000 sq. ft. to 170,000 sq. ft. that was designed by #Snøhetta and added a ten story iceberg-like building to the existing structure. #museumlove 2w

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walkerartcenter Andrea Büttner’s multichannel video installation #PianoDestructions closes tomorrow Sunday May 16. Piano Destructions takes as its starting point the international #Fluxus performances of the 1960s, in which predominantly male artists destroyed pianos as part of their artistic process, notably #GeorgeMaciunas and others represented in the Walker’s collection such as #JosephBeuys, #NamJunePaik, and #BenVautier. Büttner’s Piano Destructions plays a recording of nine female pianists playing in chorus on nine grand pianos, in counterpoint to the framing of this male aggression in art history 2w

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walkerartcenter Brrr! It's supposed to be chilly this weekend in the Twin Cities! Warm up in this @faribaultmill blanket that's now for sale in the #WalkerShop. Inspired by vintage street maps, this intricately woven, fine merino wool blanket is a work of art that you can use every day. 2w

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walkerartcenter @heladonegro sound checking on the #WalkerStage ahead of this evening's sold out performance with @devendrabanhartofficial's Wind Grove Mind Alone, copresented with @liquidmusicseries. ( by @knordstrum) 2w

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walkerartcenter It's #FridayThe13th. Hope a black cat doesn't cross your path. [#KatharinaFritsch, "Katze (Cat)" (1981/1989) from the Walker collection) 2w

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walkerartcenter #ColoringBook from @chancetherapper is out now at ChanceRaps.com. Who is looking forward to hearing these new songs live at #RockTheGarden 2016 on Saturday June 18? Tickets available now at @electricfetusmpls or online at http://bit.ly/RTG2016Tix. (Illustration by @bbreaux) 2w

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