You may have heard that the Thursday, March 4 installment of the Walker’s new/old quiz forum The Inquisition has been postponed until the Fall. Until then, let’s review last month’s many prize-winning (literally) moments. Favorites of ours include the open ended question “who was the most influential artist of the 20th century and why?” Walker Registrar Joe King began the round of answers with a plea for Jackson Pollock. College of Visual Arts President Ann Ledy argued for Andy Warhol. Walker Curator Betsy Carpenter made a defense for Marcel Duchamp, and music writer Jim Walsh closed the competition by naming Madonna as his prime choice.
And who won, you ask? A brave audience member! After the “experts” gave their answers, Inquisition attendee Hugh accepted the invitation to challenge the panel on their choices and presented an impassioned case for the Beatles. With the audience applause as judge, he, and the Fab 4, won.
Vigorous clapping resumed later in the show when Betsy Carpenter was asked to identify which work hanging in Benches & Binoculars best fit the criteria for America’s “Most Wanted Painting” according to research by conceptual artists Komar and Melamid. With requirements such as a mostly blue, festive outdoor scene with soft curves and domestic animals roughly the size of a dishwasher the winner was clear:
Overall, the event was brimming with team spirit and playful camaraderie. We hope you join us for another round in the Fall!