January tours at the Walker Art Center offer a last chance to see the exhibition Dan Graham: Beyond (closing 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.
January tours also offer a look at the Walker’s first major installation of its collection galleries since 2005. Surveying political and socioeconomic shifts in our culture and the ways in which artists have responded, Event Horizon showcases the Walker’s cross-disciplinary programming and holdings, uniting painting, sculpture, and photography with film, performance, and video. With a bit of serendipity, a touch of aesthetic friction, and a profusion of paintings, Benches & Binoculars offers a lively and purposely overwhelming chronicle of the collection that raises questions about changing tastes and what it means to be “contemporary.”
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.
January 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, January 3, 2 pm
Saturday, January 9, 2 pm
Friday, January 15, 2 pm
Thursday, January 21, 2 pm
Thursday, January 28, 2 pm
Sunday, January 31, 2 pm
Dan Graham: Beyond Gallery Tours
Thursday, January 7, 2 pm
Friday, January 8, 2 pm
Sunday, January 10, 2 pm
Friday, January 22, 2 pm
Saturday, January 23, 2 pm
Sunday, January 24, 2 pm
Haegue Yang: Integrity of the Insider Gallery Tours
Saturday, January 16, 2 pm
Friday, January 29, 2 pm
Thursday, January 14, 2 pm
Sunday, January 17, 2 pm
Saturday, January 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.
January 7: Dan Graham’s Girls’ Make-up Room
January 14: Robert Irwin’s Slant/Light/Volume
January 21: The performances of Dan Graham
January 28: Franz Marc’s The Large Blue Horses