November tours at the Walker Art Center offer a chance to see two of the latest exhibitions, Event Horizon (opening November 21) and Dan Graham: Beyond (opening October 31). Event Horizon showcases the Walker’s rich, multidisciplinary holdings, bringing together film, video, performance, painting, sculpture, and photography in a changing presentation that will unfold over nearly three years. Dan Graham: Beyond is 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.
November tours also offer a last chance to see Dirt on Delight: Impulses That Form Clay (closing November 29), featuring work in clay by 22 artists ranging from modestly scaled pots to large sculptures that cross a spectrum of conventional distinctions between fine art and craft. Also, tours are offered for Haegue Yang: Integrity of the Insider (through February 28), a survey of the Berlin/Seoul-based artist’s work from the past decade, including an all-encompassing installation as well as enigmatic photographs, videos, and sculptures.
On Saturday, November 28, the Walker offers special Pre-Performance tours of Event Horizon at 6 and 8:30 pm, preceding that evening’s presentations of Choreographers’ Evening, the Walker’s annual showcase of Minnesota dance. Tours are limited to 25 people and require advance registration by calling 612.375.7600.
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.
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.
Event Horizon Gallery Tours
Friday, November 27, 2 pm
Saturday, November 28, 2 pm
Sunday, November 29, 2 pm
Dan Graham: Beyond Gallery Tours
Thursday, November 5, 2 pm
Sunday, November 8, 2 pm
Friday, November 13, 2 pm
Haegue Yang: Integrity of the Insider Gallery Tours
Thursday, November 12, 2 pm
Sunday, November 22, 2 pm
Dirt on Delight: Impulses That Form Clay Gallery Tours
Friday, November 6, 2 pm
Sunday, November 15, 2 pm
Thursday, November 19, 2 pm
Friday, November 27, 12 noon
Saturday, November 28, 12 noon
Sunday, November 29, 12 noon*
Sunday, November 1, 2 pm
Saturday, November 14, 2 pm
Friday, November 20, 2 pm
(* denotes specially added tours for the weekend of November 27–29)
Pre-Performance Tours: Choreographers’ Evening and Event Horizon
Saturday, November 28, 6 and 8:30 pm
Before celebrating Minnesota’s most vibrant choreographers, join a guided tour of the new exhibition Event Horizon, which features work by Trisha Brown, Merce Cunningham, and others who nimbly navigate both dance and visual art.
Tours are limited to 25 people and begin one hour prior to the ticketed event. Please register in advance by calling the box office at 612.375.7600.
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.
November 5: Dan Graham’s Homes for America
November 12: Haegue Yang’s Yearning Melancholy Red
November 19: Ann Agee’s work in Dirt on Delight: Impulses That Form Clay