Last night Walker Visual Arts Curator Siri Engberg led the tour guides on a walk through training session in the recently opened exhibition Chuck Close: Self-Portraits, 1967-2005. This was the second part of a two-part training session, the first being a slide talk two weeks ago. The slide talk is a great opportunity to see the works and really be able to sit and take notes, but the gallery walk throughs provide such a unique opportunity to hear about the organization and arrangement of the exhibition from the Curator firsthand. Although packed with volunteers and visitor services staff, with everyone working hard to find a place to stand or plant a stool, I think everyone was enamored with Close’s enormous visage staring out at us from the gallery walls. The walk-through also provided a chance to really learn about his amazing techniques, and incredible facility with so many different media, from oil on canvas, to etching, papermaking, and daguerreotypes.