Yesterday, the Education and Community Programs staff took a field trip to the Chambers, a luxury art hotel owned by contemporary art collector/Walker board member Ralph Burnet. The hotel features over 200 artworks spread throughout every public and private space including synchronized monitors in the bathrooms and hallways displaying video art by local and internationally known artists, a massive winding four story stairwell mural by Juxtaposition Arts, and original art by Damien Hirst, Angus Fairhurst, Gary Hume, the Chapman Brothers, Ashley Bickerton, Santiago Cucullu, and Gregory Crewdson to name a few. Chambers curator Jennifer Phelps kindly showed us some of the private spaces – Meeting Rooms “ A,” “ R,” and “ T,” the “ Landscape” suite, and the exclusive “ Rock Star” suite.
Judas Iscariot (The Twelve Disciples) Damien Hirst, 1994
Elemental Juxtaposition Arts, Minneapolis, MN, 2006
If you are interested in seeing and hearing more about the art in Chambers check out this interview with owner Ralph Burnett.
Overall the tour was a fun way to spend lunch hour. As we were walking out we spotted Burnet having lunch with Fox 9’s news anchor Robyne Robinson – CJ, I hope you got the scoop.