February tours at the Walker Art Center offer a chance to explore the latest exhibitions, including Body Politics: Figurative Prints and Drawings from Schiele to de Kooning (through July 15), featuring works from public and private collections which show the human form in images taken from the first half of the 20th century, and Eva Hesse Drawing (through February 18), featuring 150 works by one of the most influential artists of the postwar era. On Saturday, February 3, as part of the Walker’s Free First Saturday, patrons can learn more about Dolphin Oracle II from Minneapolis-based artist and Dolphin co-creator Piotr Szyhalski. Also offered in February are tours of the Walker’s ongoing exhibitions and Spotlight Gallery Talks led by Walker curators and tour guides highlighting selected artworks or artists in the galleries.
Also, Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love opens on February 17, featuring work by one of the most complex and prolific American artists of her generation. The exhibition is Walker’s first full-scale American museum survey, and it features her artwork in all its diversity, from her signature cut-paper silhouettes to film animations to works on paper.
Gallery admission is $8 adults; $6 seniors (65+), $5 student/teen (with ID), and free to Walker members and children 12 and under. Admission is free with a ticket to a same-day Walker event, $4 with a ticket stub up to six days after an event. Gallery admission is free to all every Thursday evening from 5–9 pm and on the first Saturday of each month.
February Public Tours
Gallery and Architecture Tours
Thursday and Friday, 1 and 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon
Free with gallery admission
Check the calendar listing, visit the lobby desk, or call the box office for details and tour topics. To schedule a private group tour, visit learn.walkerart.org or call 612.375.7609.
Body Politics: Figurative Prints and Drawings from Schiele to de Kooning
Friday, February 9, 1 pm
Saturday, February 24, 12 noon
Sunday, February 25, 12 noon
Eva Hesse Drawing
Sunday, February 4, 12 noon
Saturday, February 10, 12 noon
Thursday, February 15, 1 and 6 pm
Walker Collection Tours
Thursday, February 1, 1 and 6 pm
Friday, February 2, 1 and 6 pm
Thursday, February 8, 1 and 6 pm
Friday, February 9, 6 pm
Sunday, February 11, 12 noon
Friday, February 16, 1 pm
Saturday, February 17, 12 noon
Sunday, February 18, 12 noon
Thursday, February 22, 1 and 6 pm
Friday, February 23, 1 and 6 pm
Spotlight Gallery Talks
February 7: Thomas Schütte, Friedman Gallery
February 21: Arte Povera, Gallery 2
Wednesdays at 12 noon
Free with gallery admission
The Walker’s world-class collection of contemporary art takes center stage in these focused 15- to 20-minute gallery talks led by Walker curators and tour guides. Each talk highlights selected artworks or artists in the galleries and sets the stage for illuminating discussions. Bring a friend and continue the conversation over lunch at Gallery 8 Café or 20.21 Restaurant & Bar by Wolfgang Puck.
Adult learning opportunities are made possible by Richard and Claudia Swager.
Free First Saturday Tour
Everyone is an mnartist!
Saturday, February 3, 10 am–5 pm
Gallery Spotlight: Meet the Dolphin, 10, 10:45, and 11:30 am
Join Minneapolis-based artist and co-creator of Dolphin Oracle II, Piotr Szyhalski, who’ll talk with families about this popular, cheeky “creature.”