Dubbed “the coolest thing going” and “the hippest place in the Twin Cities,”
Walker After Hours
launched in 1997 as a local happy hour alternative, attracting thousands of young professionals to the Walker Art Center during its seven-year run. As a longtime supporter of the original After Hours, Target is sponsoring its much-anticipated return in the form of three unique events celebrating the opening of major exhibitions. Walker After Hours returns Friday, October 20, from 8 pm–12 midnight, to mark the opening of the exhibition Heart of Darkness, which features three immersive environments exploring the notion of darkness as a fantastical territory of wonderment and possibly enlightenment. The evening features music by Mike Gunther and His Restless Souls in Gallery 8 Café, screenings of Cameron Jamie’s films in the Cinema, appetizers by Wolfgang Puck Catering, and cocktails in the Target Lounge. Tickets are $20 ($10 Walker members) and available at walkerart.org or by calling 612.375.7600. Save $1 per ticket when purchasing online. Future After Hours take place on February 16 and June 15.
“Target is proud to continue our longstanding partnership with the Walker to bring back the popular Walker After Hours,” said Laysha Ward, vice president, community relations, Target. “Target strives to make the arts affordable and accessible to all, as we believe that access to the arts promotes learning, fosters an appreciation and understanding of various cultures and points of view, and builds stronger communities.”
Target gives more than $2 million every week to strengthen families and communities across the United States. The Walker partners with Target on programs such as Walker After Hours and Target Free Thursday Nights and receives annual support from Target as a Premier Partner.
Walker After Hours Returns
Friday, October 20, 8 pm–12 midnight
$20 ($10 Walker members)
Tickets: 612.375.7600 or visit walkerart.org
Save $1 per ticket when purchasing online.
New members can receive one free ticket.
Exhibition Preview: Heart of Darkness
Galleries 4, 5, and 6
Exploring the promise of darkness, both as artistic strategy and as metaphor, this exhibition presents three immersive environments: a recluse’s cave by Thomas Hirschhorn; a trip to the depths of the ocean with Ellen Gallagher and Edgar Cleijne’s film installations; and an intimate space by Kai Althoff that mingles fear, loneliness, and possibly love.
Target Lounge in 20.21
Cash Bars and Complimentary Appetizers by Wolfgang Puck Catering
Art Activity: Altered Egos
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab, 8–11 pm
Design a three-dimensional portrayal of your alter ego using materials favored by Thomas Hirschhorn: packing tape, cardboard, and tin foil. Then contribute your artwork to the temporary installation in the Art Lab.
Screenings: Cameron Jamie Films
Cinema, 8 pm–12 midnight
Kranky Klaus/BB/Spook House/JO
Directed by Cameron Jamie
Running time 105 minutes.
BB (2000, BW, Super 8 transferred to 35mm and DVD. 18 minutes; sound track by the Melvins) Collection Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 2003
Kranky Klaus (2002–2003, color, video, 26 minutes; sound track by the Melvins) Commissioned and produced by Artangel in association with the Centre Pompidou, Paris, with the support of the Delegation aux arts plastiques, Ministere de la Culture, France
Spook House (2003, color video, 19 minutes; sound track by the Melvins) Commissioned and produced by Artangel in association with the Centre Pompidou, Paris, with the support of the Delegation aux arts plastiques, Ministere de la Culture, France
JO (2004, color/BW, video, 42 minutes; sound track by Keiji Haino) Coproduced in collaboration with the Neue Galerie Graz am Landsmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
Performance: Mike Gunther and His Restless Souls
Gallery 8 Café, 9–11:15 pm
Tip one back, breathe deep, and take in the slow-burn blues and revival tent theatrics of Mike Gunther and His Restless Souls. With one eye looking for trouble, the other for mercy, Gunther leads a parade of eclectic players as they romp amid the shadows and flames of his distinctly American songs steeped in the pleasure of sin and the promise of salvation.
Win Prizes with a Rant or Rave
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