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Measures of Success

As a mission-driven organization, the Walker Art Center measures its successes beyond the balance sheet. The following statistics and information highlight key aspects of the Walker’s mission: Artistic Leadership and Innovation, Audience Engagement and Civic Commitment, and Stewardship.

Artistic Leadership and Innovation

WALKER-ORGANIZED EXHIBITIONS 7
Andrea Büttner
Art at the Center: Guerrilla Girls
Chris Larson: Land Speed Record
Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia
Lee Kit: Hold your breath, dance slowly
Less Than One
Ordinary Pictures
WALKER PUBLICATIONS 5
A Circle of Blood: Jack Whitten on Art in Times of Unspeakable Violence (Artist Op-Ed)
A Crossing: Natascha Sadr Haghighian on the EU’s Disastrous Refugee Policies (Artist Op-Ed)
Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia (exhibition catalogue)
Ordinary Pictures (exhibition catalogue)
Parallel Cities: The Multilevel Metropolis (book)
PERFORMING ARTS COMMISSIONS 4
Julian Crouch, Rinde Eckert, Paola Prestini: Aging Magician
Trajal Harrell: The Ghost of Montpellier Meets the Samurai
Sarah Michelson: tournamento
Wye Oak and William Brittelle: Spiritual America
PERFORMING ARTS PREMIERES 4
Julian Crouch, Rinde Eckert, Paola Prestini: Aging Magician
MAKR’s Coven with the film The Adventures of Prince Achmed
Sarah Michelson: tournamento
Wye Oak and William Brittelle: Spiritual America
MOVING IMAGE PREMIERS 49
REGIONAL AND WORLD PREMIER SCREENINGS 5
Lenny Abrahamson: ROOM
Doug Aitken: Station to Station
Chantal Akerman: I Don’t Belong Anywhere
Chantal Akerman: No Home Movie
Uri Aran: Two Things about Suffering
Gay Dillingham: Dying To Know
Daniel Fish: Eternal
Takeshi Fukunaga: Out of My Hand
Laura Gabbert: City of Gold
Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman: Sembene!
Alex Gibney: Zero Days
Miguel Gomes: Arabian Nights: Desolate One
Miguel Gomes: Arabian Nights: Enchanted One
Miguel Gomes: Arabian Nights: Restless One
Tala Hadid: Narrow Frame of Midnight
Todd Haynes: Carol
Asif Kapadia: Amy
Josh Mond: James White
Peter Galison and Robb Moss: Containment
Shahryar Nashat: Present Sore
Gaspar Noé: Love
Charles Poekel: Christmas Again
Quay Brothers/Christopher Nolan: Quay Brothers in 35mm
James Richards and Leslie Thornton: Exquisite Cinema
Ben and Josh Safdie: Heaven Knows What
Hubert Sauper: We Come as Friends
James Schneider: Young Oceans of Cinema
Whit Stillman: Love & Friendship
Leslie Thornton: They Were Just People
Various artists: New Frontier Virtual Reality (17 works)
Various artists: Selections from Oberhausen
Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Cemetery of Splendor
Josef Kubota Wladyka: Manos Sucias
Chloé Zhao: Songs My Brothers Taught Me
WALKER-ORGANIZED TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS 3
Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia
International Pops
Master Works from the Walker Art Center Collection
TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS ATTENDANCE 162,755
Host Museums 4
TOURING PERFORMING ARTS COMMISSIONS 11
Lee Breuer/Bob Telson: Gospel at Colonus
Danny Buraczeski: Ezekiel’s Wheel
Julian Crouch and Rinde Eckert: Aging Magician
Merce Cunningham: Fabrications
Trajal Harell: The Ghost of Montpellier Meets the Samurai
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company: Story/Time
Young Jean Lee: The Untitled Feminist Show
The Lisps: Futurity
Richard Maxwell/New York City Players: The Evening
Rabih Mroué: The Pixelated Revolution
Ragamala Dance Company: Song of Jasmine
TOURING PERFORMANCE ATTENDANCE 22,048
Host Venues 22
American Host Cities 14
Host Countries 6
ARTIST PRESENTATIONS AND ENGAGEMENTS 1,170
VISUAL ARTS 348
DESIGN 5
PERFORMING ARTS 489
EDUCATION 383
MOVING IMAGE 117
PROGRAM DIVERSITY
WOMEN ARTISTS 37%
MINNESOTA ARTISTS 36%
ARTISTS OF COLOR 22%
INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS 22%
ARTIST RESIDENCIES 10
VISUAL ARTS 2
Guerrilla Girls (also with Education)
Lee Kit
MOVING IMAGE 3
Uri Aran
Shahryar Nashat
Leslie Thornton
PERFORMING ARTS 5
Trajal Harrell
Sarah Michelson
Karen Sherman
Tanya Tagaq (also partnering with Moving Image
Pavel Zustiak
CROSS-DEPARTMENTAL INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATIONS 26
Erica Beckman installation in Less than One (Visual Arts, Moving Image)
Andrea Büttner Foraging Dinner (Visual Arts, Education)
Cinema of Urgency series (4 events; Moving Image, Education)
Daniel Fish: Eternal (Performing Arts, Moving Image)
Guerrilla Girls Residency/Events (Visual Arts, Education/Teen Programs)
Chris Larson: Land Speed Record Exhibition/Opening (Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Education)
Moving Image Commissions (3 works; Moving Image, Visual Arts)
New Circuits: Curatorial Convening (Performing Arts, Visual Arts)
Out There collaboration with Perpich/Teens (Performing Arts, Education/Teen Programs)
Pop ReMix (3 events; Visual Arts, Education, Moving Image)
Sound Horizon (3 events; Performing Arts, Education)
Summer Music & Movies (4 events; Performing Arts, Moving Image)
Tanya Tagaq: Nanook of the North (Performing Arts, Moving Image)
Winter of Love (Visual Arts, Education, Moving Image)
WALKER STAFF HONORS AND AWARDS 14
DESIGN STUDIO AWARDS 14
WALKER STAFF, LECTURES, JURIES, AND PANELS 61

Audience Engagement and Civic Commitment

TOTAL WALKER ATTENDANCE 513,741
GARDEN ATTENDANCE 228,801
FREE GALLERY VISITS 68%
GALLERY ATTENDANCE 160,695
DIVERSITY OF AUDIENCE 16%
OFF-SITE ATTENDANCE 45,112
TEEN AND YOUTH VISITORS 25%
EVENT AND BUILDING ATTENDANCE 79,133
LOW–INCOME VISITORS ($25K OR LESS) 18%
TOTAL ONLINE VISITS 2,546,323
WALKER.ORG USER SESSIONS 2,357,723
Average Length of Visit (Minutes) 2:25
Editorial Content/Blog User Sessions 355,610
Walker Channel Presentations 61
Walker E–mail Subscribers 80,160
MNARTISTS.ORG USER SESSIONS 388,266
Average Length of Visit (Minutes) 2:32
Editorial Content/Blog User Sessions 355,610
E–Newsletter Subscribers 13,440
ARTSCONNECTED.ORG USER SESSIONS 729,424
Average Length of Visit (Minutes) 2:11
YOUTUBE VIEWS 537,534
Videos Added 61
TWITTER FOLLOWERS 512,300
Feeds 4
FACEBOOK FOLLOWERS 112,123
Pages 3
LOCAL COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS 103
Design 1
Education 77
Moving Image 15
Performing Arts 14
Visual Arts 7
COPRESENTATIONS 65
Design 4
Education 12
Moving Image 32
Performing Arts 10
Visual Arts 7

Stewardship

ARTISTS IN WALKER PERMANENT COLLECTION 1,795
Women Artists 22%
Minnesota Artists 10%
Artists of Color (Self-Identified) 10%
International Artists 30%
WORKS IN WALKER COLLECTIONS 14,343
Artworks in Permanent Collection 11,221
Works in Special Collections 2,122
Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection 1,000
NEW ACQUISITIONS 151
Visual Arts Purchases 43
Visual Arts Gifts 108
New Artists to Collection 50
Women Artists 35%
Minnesota Artists 7%
Artists of Color 14%
International Artists 35%
COLLECTION WORKS ON VIEW 470
Permanent Collection Works 311
Ruben/Bentson Film Collection 159
WORKS ON LOAN 61
Museums 31
Countries 4