A unique tour at the Walker Art Center on Saturday, March 21, brings together art enthusiasts of all ages for an exploration of the portraits of painter Elizabeth Peyton. Designed for adults and kids ages 10 –14, the combination tour and workshop experience lets visitors indulge their people-watching curiosities as they tour Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton, an exhibition of portraits of the artist’s friends and personal heroes from the worlds of art, music, fashion, and politics. Talk with your tween about ways that these paintings capture contemporary culture. Investigate the idea of identity and portraiture in a hands-on art-making activity led by Ilene Krug Mojsilov. Guided gallery tours of the exhibition take place at 2 pm on March 6, 26, and 28. Additional March tours focus on collection installations, and the exhibitions Tetsumi Kudo: Garden of Metamorphosis and Text/Messages: Books by Artists. 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.
Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton, the artist’s first U.S. survey, features some 100 paintings, prints, and drawings from her 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.
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.
March 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, March 6, 2 pm
Thursday, March 26, 2 pm
Saturday, March 28, 2 pm
Tetsumi Kudo: Garden of Metamorphosis Gallery Tour
Sunday, March 8, 2pm
Saturday, March 14, 2 pm
Saturday, March 21, 2 pm
Sunday, March 22, 2 pm
Text/Messages: Books by Artists Gallery Tour
Thursday, March 12, 2 pm
Friday, March 27, 2 pm
Sunday, March 29, 2 pm
Walker Collection Tours
Sunday, March 1, 2 pm
Friday, March 13, 2 pm
Thursday, March 19, 2 pm
Thursday, March 5, 2 pm
Sunday, March 15, 2 pm
Friday, March 20, 2 pm
Family Tour and Workshop: Famous Friends
Saturday, March 21, 1 pm
$10 ($5 Walker members) per family
For adults and kids ages 10 –14
Indulge your people-watching curiosities as you and your tween tour Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton, an exhibition of portraits of the artist’s friends and personal heroes from the worlds of art, music, fashion, and politics. Talk about ways that these paintings capture contemporary culture. Investigate the idea of identity and portraiture in a hands-on art-making activity led by Ilene Krug Mojsilov.
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.
March 19: Sarah Charlesworth’s April 21, 1978
March 26: John Chamberlain’s Clyde