September tours at the Walker Art Center offer a final chance to see the exhibitions Picasso and American Art (closing September 9), a groundbreaking exhibition organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art that juxtaposes Picasso’s art with that of luminaries such as Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, Max Weber, Louise Bourgeois, and Jasper Johns; and Paper Trail: A Decade of Acquisitions (closing September 23), which addresses the means by which artists today are exploring notions of time, place, and narrative through the intimacy of paper. 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, September 1, as part of the Walker’s Free First Saturday, patrons can take part in a gallery crawl through the Picasso and American Art galleries. Also offered in September 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.
September 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.
Catherine Sullivan: Triangle of Need Gallery Tours
Thursday, September 13, 6 pm
Friday, September 21, 6 pm
Friday, September 28, 6 pm
Picasso and American Art Gallery Tours
Sunday, September 2, 12 noon
Thursday, September 6, 1 pm
Friday, September 7, 1 and 6 pm
Saturday, September 8, 12 noon
Sunday, September 9, 12 noon
Paper Trail: A Decade of Acquisitions Gallery Tours
Saturday, September 15, 12 noon
Thursday, September 20, 6 pm
Sunday, September 23, 12 noon
Walker Collection Tours
Thursday, September 6, 6 pm
Sunday, September 16, 12 noon
Friday, September 21, 1 pm
Thursday, September 27, 1 and 6 pm
Friday, September 28, 1 pm
Saturday, September 29, 12 noon
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Tours
Thursday, September 13, 1 pm
Friday, September 14, 1 pm
Thursday, September 20, 1 pm
Saturday, September 22, 12 noon
Friday, September 14, 6 pm
Sunday, September 30, 12 noon
Spotlight Gallery Talks
September 5: Ellen Gallagher
September 19: Thomas Schütte
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
Saturday, September 1, 10 am–3 pm
Gallery Crawl: Puzzling Portraits, 10 am–2 pm
How many noses and eyes can you find in the Picasso and American Art exhibition? Count them as a Walker tour guide talks about selected paintings in the show.
Free First Saturday is sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, with programming supported by the Medtronic Foundation. Media partner WCCO-TV.