walkerartcenter In honor of #Marisol, an innovative Pop artist who passed away on Saturday at the age of 85. [Pictured in the foreground: Marisol's "Dinner Date" (1963) in #InternationalPop #AtTheWalker. (Now on view @philamuseum)] 21h

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walkerartcenter A 35mm 🎞 version of #BorninFlames will be screened in the #WalkerCinema this afternoon at 2 pm. The 1983 feminist sci-fi film explores racism, sexism, classism, and heterosexism in an alternative United States socialist democracy. Director Lizzie Borden will be in attendance for a post screening discussion. At 7:30 pm, a 35mm 🎞 version of #WildStyle will be screened. The 1983 hip-hop film is widely regarded as the first of it's kind and features key figures of the period. Director Charlie Ahearn will be in attendance for a post screening discussion. ( by Walker Projectionist @justincayd) 3d

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walkerartcenter Happy #InternationalDanceDay! Here, the #MerceCunningham Dance Company performs at the Arena Health Club in the Target Center as part of a Walker residency in 1993. We are looking forward to celebrating Merce Cunningham's dynamic artistic collaborations with @mcachicago in 2017. 4d

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walkerartcenter Yves Klein was born on this day in 1928. Realized in the privacy of his studio or during performances, this painting was conceived by covering the bodies of nude female models—his “living brushes”—with ultramarine blue paint, which he named and patented as International Klein Blue (IKB). He then instructed these living brushes to produce body prints, radically challenging painting by conciliating it with performance. [#YvesKlein, "Suaire de Mondo Cane (Mondo Cane Shroud)" (1961) on view until Dec 31 #AtTheWalker in #ArtAtTheCenter] 5d

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walkerartcenter S.H.E., an all female hip-hop dance collective out of Minneapolis, holds it down at the @walkerteens Teen Takeover #AtTheWalker. 5d

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walkerartcenter #TBT to last month's @vcpianos and @tristanperich's "Surface Image" performance. Our Sound Horizon series concludes tonight with @cspenceryeh performing in #LessThanOne at 6, 7, and 8 pm as part of Target Free Thursday Nights. 5d

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walkerartcenter Born on this day: #YvesKlein

A visionary and provocateur, Klein took the European art scene by storm in a career that lasted just eight years, from 1954 to 1962. Organized in 2010 by the Walker Art Center and @hirshhorn, Washington, DC, in collaboration with the Yves Klein Archives in Paris, "Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers" was the first major retrospective of the artist’s work in the United States in nearly 30 years. #TBT ( by @cameronwittig)
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walkerartcenter Tomorrow #AtTheWalker, a special free night for teens, by @walkerteens. Music, art, creations, visions, making, interaction... fun! 6d

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walkerartcenter Relive the exploding film scene of downtown Manhattan in the late 1970s and 1980s in a series of conversations and screenings including #WildStyle and #BornInFlames in the #WalkerCinema this weekend. 6d

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walkerartcenter American painter, printmaker, and sculptor #JasperJohns has demonstrated a working method characterized by variations upon particular themes. Looking to “things the mind already knows,” Johns began incorporating flags, targets, and other ordinary objects into his works early on in his career. These motifs recede and then reappear, sometimes over decades—the American flag, for example, which Johns first painted in 1954, has been a constant preoccupation, appearing time and time again as on view here in #LessThanOne #AtTheWalker [Jasper Johns, "Flags" (1965)] 1w

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walkerartcenter "Apollo/Still Shining"—a collaboration between artist #MarkBradford and composer @therealrobertglasper for @steinwayofficial—will benefit the Walker Art Center along with @studiomuseum and @mocalosangeles through a Christie's auction.
Bradford used bleach and paper on the surface of this #Steinway Spirio piano to create his "Apollo," and the instrument plays Gasper's composition, "Still Shining." (📽 by @christiesinc)
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walkerartcenter The forms in Lynda Benglis’ Adhesive Products “assume the character of spectral, primordial creatures.” #InternationalSculptureDay [#LyndaBenglis, "Adhesive Products" (1971) #AtTheWalker] 1w

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walkerartcenter A gallery visitor #AtTheWalker pauses for a moment to take in the #OrdinaryPictures Exhibition Catalogue. 1w

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walkerartcenter Happy #EarthDay [#RobertRauschenberg, "Earth Day" (1970) from the Walker Collections] 2w

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walkerartcenter You will be missed, Prince. [Shown here: The July/August 2011 cover of Walker Mag that featured the iconic Purple Rain poster. The film was shown on July 14, 2011 as part of the Location: MN series celebrating films made in Minnesota.] 2w

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walkerartcenter Born on this day: Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist Joan Miró

This print is based on a gouache drawing by the artist and published on the occasion of the exhibition "Miró Sculptures" held #AtTheWalker in 1971. [#JoanMiró, "Untitled" (1971)]
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walkerartcenter Now in progress: Sol LeWitt on the Walker's terrace (opening Early May)

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 Contest: Tag a friend below in the comments for a chance to a win a pair of tickets to this weekend's dance performance of Buenos Aires–based @l_u_i_s_g_a_r_a_y's "Maneries" #AtTheWalker (Thu, Apr 21, 8 pm | Fri, Apr 22, 8 pm | Sat, Apr 23, 8 pm) Three winners chosen randomly Wednesday afternoon.

In a jet black theater, the audience strains to distinguish the form of virtuosic dancer #FlorenciaVecino slowly emerging from the darkness. Accompanied onstage by DJ #MauroAp performing electronic music, she begins a breathtaking kinesthetic transformation in this physically and intellectually stirring solo work. #Maneries examines perceptions of time and form and exists somewhere between tribal ritual and performance. Note: Performance contains nudity.
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walkerartcenter Rest in peace to English printmaker and painter Richard Smith.

Pictured here: #RichardSmith (left), #JohnKazmin (center), #DavidHockney (right), standing in front of Richard Smith’s “Quartet,” during the exhibition “London: The New Scene,” in 1965 #AtTheWalker.
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walkerartcenter American dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham was born on this day in 1919. We are looking forward to celebrating #MerceCunningham's dynamic artistic collaborations with @mcachicago in 2017. [Merce Cunningham and #JohnCage performing "Dialogues" #AtTheWalker in March 1972.] 2w

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