Public tours at the Walker Art Center in April highlight the latest exhibition Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton, on view through June 14. The artist’s first U.S. survey, Live Forever features some 100 paintings, prints, and drawings, from Peyton’s earliest portraits of rock idols like Sid Vicious and Kurt Cobain to more recent images of friends and luminaries, including Matthew Barney, Marc Jacobs, Al Gore, and Michelle Obama. These small, jewel-like paintings capture an artistic zeitgeist using a visual vocabulary that could only have been produced in late 20th century urban America.
Guided gallery tours of Live Forever take place at 2 pm on April 3, 9, 11, 16, 24, and 25. Additional April tours focus on collection installations, as well as the exhibition Text/Messages: Books by Artists, closing April 19. Text/Messages tours are held at 2 pm on April 2, 5, 17, 18, and 19. 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 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.
April 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.
Elizabeth Peyton: Live Forever Gallery Tours
Friday, April 3, 2 pm
Thursday, April 9, 2 pm
Saturday, April 11, 2 pm
Thursday, April 16, 2 pm
Friday, April 24, 2 pm
Sunday, April 26, 2 pm
Text/Messages: Books by Artists Gallery Tour
Thursday, April 2, 2 pm
Sunday, April 5, 2pm
Friday, April 17, 2 pm
Saturday, April 18, 2 pm
Sunday, April 19, 2 pm
Walker Collection Tours
Sunday April 12, 2 pm
Thursday, April 23, 2 pm
Saturday, April 25, 2pm
Friday, April 10, 2 pm
Thursday, April 30, 2 pm
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.
April 2: Text/Messages: Books by Artists
April 16: What’s with the Felt Suit? Joseph Beuys’s Filzanzug (Felt Suit)
April 23: Agnes Martin’s Untitled #7
April 30: FlatPak House: Quick Facts About Prefab Architecture