November tours at the Walker Art Center offer a chance to see the latest exhibition Tetsumi Kudo: Garden of Metamorphosis (opening October 18), the late artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States. Organized by the Walker, the retrospective exhibition features more than 100 works of diverse media—objects, sculpture, installation, drawing, and painting—covering the entire trajectory of Kudo’s productive career, from 1956 through 1986. Tours are also offered for Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future (through January 4), the first major retrospective of one of the most prolific, unorthodox, and controversial architects of the 20th century; Journeys to Nowhere: Selections from the Collection (through November 23), featuring a diverse group of works from the Walker’s collection which reflects on the paradox of humanity’s simultaneous destruction of nature and yearning for utopia; of ongoing collection exhibitions; and the Walker building. Sound Bites gallery talks, held on select Thursday evenings at 6:30 and 7 pm, illuminate an artist or work of art from the Walker’s world-class collection or one of its special exhibitions.
Gallery admission is $10 adults; $8 seniors (65+), $6 students/teens (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.
November Public Tours
Gallery and Architecture Tours
Thursday–Sunday, 2 pm
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.
Tetsumi Kudo: Garden of Metamorphosis Gallery Tours
Thursday, November 6, 2 pm
Sunday, November 9, 2 pm
Friday, November 28, 2 pm
Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future Gallery Tours
Saturday, November 15, 2 pm
Thursday, November 20, 2 pm
Sunday, November 23, 2 pm
Journeys to Nowhere Gallery Tours
Sunday, November 2, 2 pm
Thursday, November 13, 2 pm
Friday, November 21, 2 pm
Walker Collection Tours
Friday, November 7, 2 pm
Saturday, November 8, 2 pm
Saturday, November 22, 2 pm
Sunday, November 30, 2 pm
Friday, November 14, 2 pm
Saturday, November 29, 2 pm
November 6: Tetsumi Kudo: Garden of Metamorphosis
November 13: What is Conceptual Art?
November 20: Eero Saarinen’s Modern Furnishings
Select Thursdays at 6:30 and 7 pm
Contemporary art and artists are the focus of these 15-minute gallery conversations led by Walker curators and tour guides. Each offers an illuminating discussion, and participants leave feeling connected to new and exciting ideas. Carry this fresh, energized perspective with you to one of the Target Free Thursday Nights programs.