Minneapolis, May 9, 2011—The Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA), and the Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, will participate in the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) Art Museum Day. Coinciding with International Museum Day on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, Art Museum Day will also focus around the theme of “museum and memory.” The museums will offer discounts and other special one-day-only amenities. Participation by AAMD member museums focuses attention on the important roles that art museums serve in their communities, increasing opportunities for audiences to engage with their many programs.
Specific discounts and amenities at the Walker, the MIA, and the Weisman include:
Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
Gallery hours on Wednesday, May 18: 11 am–5 pm
Walker Art Center will offer free admission to all visitors on May 18. New and renewing members also receive three free months of membership (15 months instead of 12) if they join May 18.
Selected Exhibitions on View
Dreams, fantasies, visions, and meditations have given rise to some of the most remarkable art made over the past century. Midnight Party explores a fantastic range of highly subjective reflections on the world, from the psychologically charged portraits of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner to the transcendent, luminous paintings of Abstract Expressionist Mark Rothko to the surreal multimedia works of contemporary artist Matthew Barney.
Goshka Macuga: It Broke From Within
For her first solo museum exhibition in the United States, the London-based Polish artist uses the history of the Walker Art Center itself to create a monumental new tapestry depicting a famous pine forest in northern Minnesota that accidentally survived the original logging of the state.