EXHIBITIONS: NOW ON VIEW
Designs for Different Futures
Discover a range of thought-provoking and brain-tickling projects by designers who are envisioning futures big and small, practical and whimsical, critical and sometimes downright utopian. This new exhibition asks us to imagine futures different than what we might expect, while painting a fascinating portrait of the present.
An Art of Changes: Jasper Johns Prints, 1960–2018
An Art of Changes surveys six decades of Johns’s practice in printmaking, highlighting his experiments with familiar, abstract, and personal imagery that play with memory and visual perception in endlessly original ways. The exhibition features some 90 works in intaglio, lithography, woodcut, linoleum cut, screenprinting, and lead relief.
Don’t let this be easy
In this new exhibition, discover the diverse and experimental practices of womxn artists in the Walker’s collection—many of whom challenge traditional museum categories and collecting practices to this day. Explore artworks spanning some 50 years including paintings, sculptures, moving image works, artists’ books, and materials from the archives.
Walker at Home
Message from Executive Director Mary Ceruti
Dear Walker Art Center Community,
As some of you may have seen from social media posts or local news stories, a group of Walker Art Center employees recently informed us of their effort to organize a union for Walker staff. The Walker positively affirms and respects the right of employees to unionize and if a majority of our employees vote for a union in an election run by the National Labor Relations Board, the Walker will recognize it and work with them. I have also heard from staff that do not see the benefit of a union at the Walker and do not want to join.
I believe that the Walker is a unique institution that has done much to create innovative models for interdisciplinary programming and public engagement over the last few decades. Our opportunity moving forward is to continue reimagining how a museum like ours can be structured, and to continue seeking employee input and feedback in ways that could help us create new and exemplary models for both programming and our internal structures.
We encourage all of our staff to engage in open and respectful dialogue about this important issue. They should all be clear about the purpose and goals of the union, what the organizers hope to achieve, and about both the benefits and drawbacks that staff might experience.
I want to assure the entire Walker community that as I continue to engage staff in this dialogue, our overarching commitment to the work that we do—bringing outstanding and relevant experiences with art to this community—has not changed.
SPACE FOR RESPITE AND REFLECTION
Nicole J. Caruth
Shadows at the Crossroads
Honoring important Minnesotans of color, this work by Twin Cities artists Ta-coumba T. Aiken, Rosemary Soyini Vinelle Guyton, and Seitu Jones embeds the shadows of figures, including Harriet Robinson Scott, Maḣpiya Wic̣aṡṭa, and Kirk Washington, Jr., into the Garden’s footpaths.
REMEMBERING SIAH ARMAJANI
AMPLIFYING OUR BIPOC PARTNERS
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