In 2015, the Walker will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its founding as a public art center dedicated to presenting and collecting the art of our times. Curated by the Walker’s executive director Olga Viso and guest curator Joan Rothfuss, the exhibition looks at 75 years of collecting at the Walker—a history distinguished not only by bold and often risk-taking choices but also acquisitions that have consistently breached the boundaries of media or disciplines. The exhibition foregrounds many of these prescient choices.
On view for a two-year period will be many iconic works from the collection, including Edward Hopper’s Office at Night (1940), Chuck Close’s Big Self-Portrait (1967–1968), Yves Klein’s Mondo Cane Shroud (1961), and others. Additional highlights include Dan Graham’s sculpture New Space for Showing Videos, which showcases clips of some 60 visiting filmmakers as part of the long-running Walker Dialogue and Retrospectives series.
Curators: Olga Viso and Joan Rothfuss, with Andrew Blauvelt, Jill Vuchetich, Mia Lopez, and Misa Jeffereis