Tours in September at the Walker Art Center offer a last chance to see the exhibition The Quick and the Dead, closing September 27. The show seeks, in part, to ask what is alive and dead within the legacy of conceptual art, featuring some 90 works in a range of media by an international roster of 53 artists. The Quick and the Dead considers the romantic legacy of conceptual art, reaffirming its ability to engage with some of the deeper mysteries and questions of our lives.
September tours also examine Dirt on Delight: Impulses That Form Clay (through November 29), featuring work in clay by 22 artists spanning four generations. Examining the rich history of clay and showcasing some of the medium’s most important practitioners, Dirt on Delight embodies a wide range of form and scale by contemporary artists as well as historic and outsider figures who have had a sustained engagement with clay and its processes. The exhibition originated at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania.
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.
September Public Tours
Garden, Gallery, and Architecture Tours
Wednesday–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.
Dirt on Delight: Impulses That Form Clay Gallery Tours
Sunday, September 6, 2 pm
Saturday, September 19, 2 pm
Sunday, September 20, 2 pm
Friday, September 25, 2 pm
The Quick and the Dead Gallery Tours
Friday, September 4, 2 pm
Thursday, September 17, 2 pm
Saturday, September 26, 2 pm
Sunday, September 27, 2 pm
Walker Collection Tours
Thursday, September 3, 2 pm
Friday, September 11, 2 pm
Thursday, September 24, 2 pm
Thursday, September 10, 2 pm
Friday, September 18, 2 pm
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Tours
Saturday, September 12, 2 pm
Sunday, September 13, 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.
September 10: Trisha Donnelly in the exhibition The Quick and the Dead
September 17: Tour Guide’s Choice: Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Favorite
September 24: Pierre Huyghe, Wind Chime (after “Dream”)