Walker Art Center celebrates the arrival of spring in May with tours that take visitors outside the Walker’s walls and onto the paths of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Tours of the Garden take place at 2 pm on May 9, 10, 14, and 28. Visitors have an additional chance to explore the Walker campus at its springtime best on Thursday, May 14, when the Walker offers a guided exploration of the Garden’s abstract artworks as part of the Sound Bites tour series.
The outdoor fun continues on Thursday, May 21, with a second Sound Bites talk on the prefabricated FlatPak House installed in the Garden. All Sound Bites tours are held on select Thursday evenings at 6:30 and 7 pm and illuminate an artist or work of art from the Walker’s world-class collection or one of its special exhibitions.
Other May tours focus on the exhibitions Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton, closing June 14, and The Quick and the Dead, opening April 25. Live Forever tours are held at 2 pm on May 3, 16, and 17 at 2 pm. The Quick and the Dead tours take place at on May 7, 15, 21, 29, and 31, also at 2 pm.
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.
May 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.
Elizabeth Peyton: Live Forever Gallery Tours
Sunday, May 3, 2 pm
Saturday, May 16, 2 pm
Sunday, May 17, 2 pm
The Quick and the Dead Gallery Tours
Thursday, May 7, 2 pm
Friday, May 15, 2 pm
Thursday, May 21, 2 pm
Thursday, May 29, 2 pm
Saturday, May 31, 2 pm
Walker Collection Tours
Friday, May 8, 2 pm
Friday, May 22, 2 pm
Sunday, May 24, 2 pm
Friday, May 30, 2 pm
Friday, May 1, 2 pm
Saturday, May 23, 2 pm
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Tours
Saturday, May 9, 2 pm
Sunday, May 10, 2 pm
Thursday, May 14, 2 pm
Wednesday, May 28, 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.
May 7: The Quick and the Dead
May 14: Abstract sculpture in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
May 21: FlatPak House