April tours at the Walker Art Center offer a chance to see the new exhibitions The Talent Show (opening April 10), which considers the competing desires for notoriety and privacy marking our present cultural moment, and 1964 (opening March 25), which focuses on works drawn primarily from the Walker’s collection and made in or around 1964, a period of tremendous political, social, and artistic activity in the United States. Tours also focus on Abstract Resistance (through May 23), featuring works by now-legendary figures as well as younger artists who have revolted against the aesthetic orthodoxies of their times; and the collection exhibitions Event Horizon and Benches & Binoculars.
On Thursday, April 22, 7 pm, guests with tickets to that evening’s performance of Miroku by choreographer Saburo Teshigawara can take part in a 45-minute tour of Abstract Resistance, focusing on pieces in concert with Teshigawara’s vision and creative process.
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.
April 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.
The Talent Show Gallery Tours
Thursday, April 29, 2 pm
Friday, April 30, 2 pm
1964 Gallery Tours
Sunday, April 11, 2 pm
Friday, April 16, 2 pm
Saturday, April 17, 2 pm
Thursday, April 22, 2 pm
Abstract Resistance Gallery Tours
Thursday, April 1, 2 pm
Friday, April 9, 2 pm
Saturday, April 10, 2 pm
Friday, April 23, 2 pm
Event Horizon and Benches & Binoculars Gallery Tours
Sunday, April 4, 2 pm
Thursday, April 8, 2 pm
Saturday, April 24, 2 pm
Sunday, April 25, 2 pm
Friday, April 2, 2 pm
Thursday, April 15, 2 pm
Sunday, April 18, 2 pm
Preshow tours are free with event ticket purchase, but limited to 25 people. Registration is required. To make a reservation or purchase tickets, call 612.375.7600.
Miroku and Abstract Resistance
Thursday, April 22, 7 pm
Choreographer Saburo Teshigawara tests tradition, finding through dance the freedom to play out the complexity of beauty. Before experiencing his newest solo work, Miroku, join a 45-minute tour of the exhibition Abstract Resistance, focusing on pieces in concert with Teshigawara’s vision and creative process.
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.
April 1: Featured artist from the exhibition 1964
April 15: Cathy Wilkes: Commissioned work for Abstract Resistance
April 29: Thomas Hirschhorn’s Abstract Resistance