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01/22/2017 at 21:09. Facebook
ICYMI: Our country and world are clearly in the midst of seismic changes—politically, environmentally, socially. How do we prepare for the uncertain future we’re facing? We posed this question to an array of artists, writers, and curators—including Thomas Hirschhorn, Kimberly Drew, Lucy Lippard, and Hank Willis Thomas--seeking their help in building a reading list that could prove instructive...
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A Reading List for the New America

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01/22/2017 at 15:11. Facebook
"Just as Minneapolis starts to thaw, the Walker Art Center will reopen the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden adjacent to the museum. The 19-acre campus will feature 16 new artworks by artists including Sol LeWitt (known for his geometric work), Robert Indiana (responsible for the iconic “LOVE” sculpture) and Katharina Fritsch (whose giant blue rooster now sits atop the National Gallery in D.C.)....
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10 Places to See Public Art in 2017

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01/21/2017 at 21:17. Facebook
"As Michelle Obama so eloquently said, “When they go low, we go high.” Looking back at "Everforward" today, I hear echoes from the past. A lot of the issues I was trying to address then are just as relevant today. We need to keep looking forward and learning from the past, not reliving it. When I try to find the positive in our uncertain political future, I find it in the hope that artists...
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Forward Ever, Backward Never — Magazine — Walker Art Center

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01/20/2017 at 17:28. Facebook
Gary Simmons created "Everforward"—a pair of gleaming white boxing gloves embroidered with the words “Everforward” and “Neverback”—in response to troubled times: the killing of Yusef Hawkins, recession, the AIDS epidemic, the Crown Heights riots. Commemorating Inauguration Day, he reconsiders the work nearly 25 years later—its echoes of the past and its optimistic call for artists and others...
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01/19/2017 at 19:39. Facebook
Our country and world are clearly in the midst of seismic changes—politically, environmentally, socially. How do we prepare for the uncertain future we’re facing? We posed this question to an array of artists, writers, and curators—including Thomas Hirschhorn, Kimberly Drew, Lucy Lippard, and Hank Willis Thomas--seeking their help in building a reading list that could prove instructive in the...
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01/19/2017 at 14:58. Facebook
"Okwui Okpokwasili’s Poor People’s TV Room takes on women’s resistance movements in Nigeria, from the Igbo Women’s War of 1929 to the recent Boko Haram kidnappings’ #BringBackourGirls campaign."—City Pages Minneapolis

Out There: Okwui Okpokwasili takes the #WalkerStage this weekend.

Thursday–Saturday, January 19–21, 8 pm
Tickets → wac.mn/OutThereOkwuiOkpokwasili

'Poor People’s TV Room' remembers Nigeria's powerful legacy of female activism | City Pages

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01/18/2017 at 17:28. Facebook
Save the date for Saturday June 3, 2017 for the opening of the renovated Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and the newly expanded Walker Art Center campus. Join us and see over 18 new artworks, a reimagined 19-acre campus, and a landmark that will be enjoyed for generations to come.

Through a 30-year partnership between the Walker and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, the Garden is one of...
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Esker Grove, our new restaurant is featured in City Pages Minneapolis. It's open for lunch Tuesday–Sunday from 11 am – 3 pm and dinner from 5 pm – 9pm.

Check out the menu and make dinner reservations at eskergrove.com.

The artful beauty of Esker Grove in the Walker Art Center | City Pages

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"Times are strange — even stranger, perhaps, than the art made in response to the times. Still, it's good to see a creative resistance underway. For a convincing case in point, consider New York-based choreographer/director Faye Driscoll's "Thank You for Coming: Play," which opened Thursday night at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis."— Star Tribune on Out There: Faye Driscoll.

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Choreographer Faye Driscoll stages a playful protest at the Walker

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"The film presents Lampedusa as a clash of two worlds: that of the 6,000 islanders, who have lived off fishing for millenniums, and that of the hundreds of thousands of migrants, most from sub-Saharan Africa, who reach the island before being sent to other holding centers in Italy."—The New York Times on Fire at Sea, an Italian documentary makes its area premiere this weekend in the...
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‘Fire at Sea’ Strikes a Nerve on the Migrant Crisis: ‘What Can I Do?’

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We're excited to host day 2 of CAVE, a three-day festival of experimental film and video taking place at several venues in Minneapolis, in the Bentson Mediatheque #AtTheWalker tonight. This program explores ideas of dreaming, hibernation and hallucination, inspired by the dark and cold of Northern winter. This screening is free and begins at 6 pm.

CAVE DAY 2: Maidenmothercrone, The Interior & Further In

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“I think that when you feel connected and you are not distracted, there is a greater possibility that you will feel joy.” As we present Out There: Faye Driscoll, the second part of choreographer/director Faye Driscoll’s trilogy of works that explore new relationships between spectator and participant, we revisit where the performance series began—with last winter’s Thank You For Coming:...
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Come explore our new exhibition Question The Wall Itself for free until February 7 as we prepare for Merce Cunningham: Common Time.

Renowned as both choreographer and dancer, Merce Cunningham revolutionized dance through his partnerships with leading artists who created costumes, lighting, films, music, and décor and whose independent creative instincts he held in the highest regard. Common...
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An Italian documentary makes its area premiere this weekend in the #WalkerCinema. Poetically rendering the European migrant crisis, Fire at Sea explores life on Lampedusa, the Mediterranean island which has become a point of entry for African refugees into Europe.

Friday–Sunday, January 13–15
Tickets + Showtimes → [ Wac.mn Link ]
$10 ($8 Walker members, students, and seniors)
Mn Artists is seeking proposals from Minnesota-based artists of all disciplines to serve as “guest curators” for one-night events at the Walker Art Center. Details via the link.

Mn Artists Presents [Your Name Here]: Call for Proposals - Mn Artists

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"The Walker Art Center’s four-week Out There festival is an annual reminder of just how high the bar gets for innovation and execution in creative staged performance. Curator Philip Bither invites national and international artists to bring their work to the McGuire Theater, which becomes a site of pilgrimage for local artists and fans of boundary-pushing performance. Sometimes you love the...
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Out There 2017 theater fest kicks off with one hell of a wild ride | City Pages

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"There’s a lot going on in the City of Lakes this year: the new U.S. Bank Stadium is hosting the X Games in July, and the Walker Art Center will open its popular sculpture garden after an extensive renovation in June."—The New York Times

We're excited that Minneapolis is featured in their 52 Places to Go in 2017! It may be cold out now, but think warm thoughts of good times outside later...
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52 Places to Go in 2017

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“One of the more impressive new buildings in Minneapolis,” according to architecture professor and critic Thomas Fisher, the Walker’s Vineland entrance and lobby has been welcoming the art-curious since November.

As 2016 comes to an end, we'd like to invite you to visit in 2017. The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden reopens in June and we couldn't be more excited. Scroll through these photos and...
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Tour the New Walker Entrance

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Next month, the Walker Cinema proudly presents contemporary triumphs of international and independent film. Featuring Gianfranco Rosi’s Fire at Sea, a powerful portrait of the European migrant crisis and Notes on Blindness, a rich cinematic exploration of waning vision, this season at the Walker showcases the creative innovation that defines our times.

Next Month in Walker Cinema: January 2017

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