Why did you first become a member?
My friend took me to a number of exhibition openings, and I loved the people and learning about the new exhibitions firsthand from the artists and curators.
Do you have a favorite Walker exhibition?
I have many! But my favorite was easily 2011’s Graphic Design: Now in Production—it was fresh, relevant, and thought-provoking. I especially liked the installation Facestate [by Metahaven], which tried to show how social media could eventually govern groups of people the way governments do now. In light of the 2016 elections and the power of social media, I think that piece was especially well done.
What inspired you to join the Legacy Circle?
I believe art institutions inspire communities. For example, I don’t think the Twin Cities would be a top design or theater market without places like the Walker. My life is richer because of the quality of artists in our community.
In addition to the arts community, what do you love about the Twin Cities?
Colorado has the mountains, California has sunshine, but Minnesota has the lakes—lakes to run around, boat on, or ski on. Anytime I have out-of-town guests, I try to get them to experience the vibrancy of our community on the water. As a real estate guy, I also love to show off our town by driving through up-and-coming neighborhoods and new developments.