January tours at the Walker Art Center offer a chance to see the latest exhibition Present Tense: Photographs by JoAnn Verburg (opening January 12), featuring the work of the American photographer, comprising approximately 60 works that survey her 25-year career. Patrons can also take in a Frida Kahlo (closes January 20) gallery talk about the artist and her work on Friday, January 4, 6 pm. Tours are also offered for Brave New Worlds (through February 17), a groundbreaking show about art’s responsibilities in times of adversity; and of the Walker building and ongoing collection exhibitions. On Saturday, January 5, as part of the Walker’s Free First Saturday, patrons can take part in a gallery treasure hunt. Also offered in January are Spotlight Gallery Talks led by Walker curators and tour guides highlighting selected artworks or artists in the galleries.
Gallery admission is $10 adults; $8 seniors (65+), $6 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.
January 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. Topics and tour guides subject to change. To schedule a private group tour, visit learn.walkerart.org or call 612.375.7609.
Frida Kahlo Gallery Talk
Free with gallery admission
Friday, January 4
Take in a special gallery talk on Frida Kahlo and her work at 6 pm.
Frida Kahlo Gallery Talks sponsored by Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Present Tense: Photographs by JoAnn Verburg Gallery Tours
Saturday, January 19, 12 noon
Thursday, January 24, 1 pm
Sunday, January 27, 12 noon
Brave New Worlds Gallery Tours
Friday, January 4, 1 pm
Sunday, January 6, 12 noon
Thursday, January 10, 6 pm
Friday, January 11, 6 pm
Saturday, January 12, 12 noon
Friday, January 18, 1 pm
Sunday, January 20, 12 noon
Thursday, January 24, 6 pm
Thursday, January 31, 1 pm
Walker Collection Tours
Thursday, January 3, 1 and 6 pm
Friday, January 4, 6 pm
Thursday, January 10, 1 pm
Friday, January 11, 1 pm
Sunday, January 13, 12 noon
Thursday, January 17, 1 and 6 pm
Friday, January 18, 6 pm
Saturday, January 26, 12 noon
Thursday, January 31, 6 pm
Friday, January 25, 1 and 6 pm
Spotlight Gallery Talks
January 9: Anselm Kiefer’s Emanation
January 23: Minimalism
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 Gallery Activity
Saturday, January 5, 10 am–3 pm
Gallery Treasure Hunt, 10 am–3 pm
Pick up an English/Spanish gallery activity sheet filled with riddles and clues at the lobby desks before taking a self-guided tour of Galleries 1, 2, and 3.
Free First Saturday is sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, with programming supported by the Medtronic Foundation. Media partner WCCO-TV.