Walker Art Center’s first major installation of its collection galleries since 2005 is featured during December tours of Event Horizon and Benches & Binoculars. Event Horizon reflects the Walker’s unique range of artistic disciplines while Benches & Binoculars offers a closer look at old favorites and new acquisitions.
December tours also offer a chance to explore Dan Graham: Beyond (through January 24), a major retrospective surveying the career of one of contemporary art’s most innovative figures. The first exhibition in the United States to showcase Graham’s entire body of work, including his groundbreaking experiments with video and performance, architecture and public spaces, and collaborations with musicians and rock bands, is organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
On December 11, 17, and 30, the Walker offers special prescreening gallery tours of Event Horizon at 2 pm, preceding that day’s presentations of the 2009 British Television Advertising Awards, the Walker’s popular annual program of award-winning commercials from across the pond. Tours are free with an event ticket.
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.
December 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.
Event Horizon and Benches & Binoculars Gallery Tours
Sunday, December 6, 2 pm
Saturday, December 12, 2 pm
Thursday, December 17, 2 pm
Friday, December 18, 2 pm
Sunday, December 20, 2 pm
Sunday, December 27, 2 pm
Thursday, December 31, 2 pm
Dan Graham: Beyond Gallery Tours
Thursday, December 3, 2 pm
Friday, December 4, 2 pm
Saturday, December 26, 2 pm
Sunday, December 27, 12 noon
Thursday, December 31, 12 noon
(* denotes specially added tours on December 27 and 31)
Haegue Yang: Integrity of the Insider Gallery Tours
Friday, December 11, 2 pm
Sunday, December 13, 2 pm
Thursday, December 10, 2 pm
Saturday, December 19, 2 pm
Prescreening Gallery Tours: British Television Advertising Awards and Event Horizon
December 11, 17, and 30, 2 pm
Free with event ticket
Meet in the Bazinet Garden Lobby
Whether they’re peddling soda pop or pushing a more personal vision, advertisers and artists of all kinds draw from pop culture and spectacle. Before catching the awards show, learn a bit about artists who work along this spectrum.
Tours allow plenty of time to grab a pint before heading to the Cinema. Tour the Walker’s exhibitions before or after the show. Ticket includes complimentary gallery admission on the day of the screening.
The 2009 British Television Advertising Awards sponsored by Thomson Reuters.
Media partner City Pages.
Target Free Thursday Nights Tour
Tour: Event Horizon with Darsie Alexander
Thursday, December 10, 7 pm, Free
Chief curator Darsie Alexander leads visitors through the newest collection exhibitions.
Event Horizon is made possible by generous support from Judy Dayton and Elizabeth Redleaf. Additional support is provided by Joan and John Nolan, Frances and Frank Wilkinson, and Miriam and Erwin Kelen. Media partner Mpls. St. Paul Magazine.
Target Free Thursday Nights sponsored by Target.
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.
December 17: Dan Graham’s Rock My Religion