October tours at the Walker Art Center offer a chance to see the latest exhibition Brave New Worlds (opening October 4), a groundbreaking show about art’s responsibilities in times of adversity. For a more intimate look at the Brave New Worlds exhibition, the Walker presents special artist-led tours with Armando Andrade Tudela, Mark Bradford, and Cao Fei on Friday, October 5, 2:30–4 pm, focusing on their working processes, motivations, and areas where their aesthetic interests overlap. Tours are also offered for Catherine Sullivan: Triangle of Need (through November 18), a new multichannel video installation that weaves a nuanced story about evolution, class, wealth and poverty, and the inequalities in our global economy through a series of immersive image and sound environments; and of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the Walker building, and ongoing collection exhibitions. On Saturday, October 6, as part of the Walker’s Free First Saturday, patrons can take part in a gallery crawl through the Brave New Worlds galleries. Also offered in October 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.
October Public Tours
Gallery, Garden, and Architecture Tours
Thursday and Friday, 1 and 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon
Free with gallery admission. Garden tours are always free.
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.
Brave New Worlds Gallery Tours
Thursday, October 11, 6 pm
Saturday, October 13, 12 noon
Friday, October 19, 6 pm
Thursday, October 25, 1 pm
Catherine Sullivan: Triangle of Need Gallery Tours
Friday, October 5, 6 pm
Thursday, October 25, 6 pm
Walker Collection Tours
Thursday, October 4, 6 pm
Friday, October 5, 1 pm
Sunday, October 7, 12 noon
Thursday, October 11, 1 pm
Friday, October 12, 6 pm
Thursday, October 18, 1 and 6 pm
Friday, October 19, 1 pm
Sunday, October 21, 12 noon
Friday, October 26, 1 pm
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Tours
Thursday, October 4, 1 pm
Friday, October 12, 1 pm
Sunday, October 14, 12 noon
Saturday, October 20, 12 noon
Brave New Worlds Artist-led Gallery Tours with Armando Andrade Tudela, Mark Bradford, and Cao Fei
Friday, October 5, 2:30–4 pm, Free with gallery admission
Galleries 4, 5, 6
Three Brave New Worlds artists guide visitors through the exhibition and discuss their artistic processes, the motivations behind their work, and the areas where their aesthetic interests overlap. Armando Andrade Tudela creates work that focuses on aspects of modernity and contemporary culture in his native Peru as well as modernism’s attempt to erase the historical and cultural. Mark Bradford is a self-described “beauty operator” whose work—ranging from performance to collage to video—pays homage to the city in which he works. Cao Fei’s Whose Utopia explores the lives and dreams of young Chinese workers who have moved from all parts of China to work in a German-owned factory in Guangzhou.
This program is made possible by generous support from Aaron and Carol Mack.
Spotlight Gallery Talks
October 3: Walk Around Time
October 17: Yoko Ono
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
Move Your World
Saturday, October 6, 10 am–3 pm
Gallery Crawl: How Do Artists Dream?, 10 am–2 pm
Escape to the exhibition Brave New Worlds and discover ways that artists use daring fantasies and adventures to help interpret the world around us.