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Adrienne Edwards. Photo by Whitney Browne. 

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Walker Art Center Names Adrienne Edwards and Vincenzo de Bellis Visual Art Curators

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis has announced the appointments of Adrienne Edwards as visual arts curator at large and Vincenzo de Bellis as visual arts curator.Edwards, who currently serves as a curator and head of programming at Performa and … Read More


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Jack Whittin photographed in his Queens studio on October 26, 2015 

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An Old-School Painter Adapts to a New World Order: Jack Whitten’s 50-Year Evolution

In 1974, a monolithic, fire-red painting by Jack Whitten debuted in the Whitney’s lobby gallery. Whitten made the painting, titled Sorcerer’s Apprentice, by laying the canvas on the floor, dragging a squeegee across it to mix colors, and letting the … Read More


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Liz Deschenes "Gallery 7" (2015) Silver-toned gelatin silver prints mounted to aluminum, pigment prints on acrylic, artist’s frames. COURTESY WALKER ART CENTER/T.B. WALKER ACQUISITION FUND, 2015

Walker Art Center Announces 200 Recent Acquisitions

The Walker Art Center, in Minneapolis, announced today it has acquired 200 new works through donation and purchase over the past year. The acquisitions include pieces by artists such as Trisha Brown, Beauford Delaney, Chuck Close, Joseph Kosuth, Liz Larner, Allen … Read More


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Walker Art Center Announces Four New Staff Appointments

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis has announced four new staff appointments for the institution’s visual arts, design, and education and public departments.Pavel Pyś, the former exhibitions and displays curator at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, has been named … Read More


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Andrew Blauvelt Leaves Walker to Head Cranbrook In Detroit

The Minneapolis Star Tribune has reported that Andrew Blauvelt, the design director and curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, is exiting the institution after 17 years of service to become director at the Cranbrook Art Museum outside Detroit. (Thank you … Read More


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Carnegie Museum Hires Eric Crosby as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art announced today that it has tapped Eric Crosby, the associate curator of visual arts at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, to be its new Richard Armstrong Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. He starts … Read More


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Tadanori Yokoo, Moat, 1966, acrylic on canvas, 17⅞" x 20⅞". 
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‘International Pop’ at Walker Art Center

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The future Two World Trade Center building. 

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Morning Links: Two World Trade Center Edition

The National Academy Museum has named Dr. Maura Reilly as its new chief curator. [Artforum]Paris’s Pont des Arts bridge has replaced its famous collection of “love locks” with “love graffiti.” [ABC News]San Francisco’s De Young Museum is organizing a 2016 show … Read More


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James Richards’ Radio at Night, 2015. Moving Image Commission by the Walker Art Center.


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Walker Art Center Renames Film/Video Department, Announces New Initiatives

Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center has rechristened its Film/Video department as the Moving Image department. The change goes into effect next month, and is accompanies by two related initiatives—the Walker Moving Image Commissions, a series of six artist commissions that will debut online, and the … Read More


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Lynda Benglis, Swinburne Egg I, 2009. ©LYNDA BENGLIS/LICENSED BY VAGA, NEW YORK, NY

Lynda Benglis Responds

The following is a response to Maura Reilly’s article “Taking the Measure of Sexism: Facts, Figures, and Fixes” about the current statistics of Women in the Art World. Our coverage begins with our Editor’s Letter.Born in 1941, lives and works … Read More


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The Resnick Pavilion at LACMA, which offers one of the largest column-free exhibition spaces in America. 


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Morning Links: Column-Free Edition

The latest museum trend: column-free spaces. [The Art Newspaper]A profile on Joanne Heyler, the director of philanthropist Eli Broad’s new Broad Museum, opening in Los Angeles this September. Heyler had run the Broad Art Foundation for twenty years prior to … Read More


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Walker Plans $75 M. Renovation, Names Fionn Meade Artistic Director

Nisa Mackie hired as education and public programs director Read More


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How To Sell A Banksy.


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Morning Links: How To Sell A Banksy Edition

An exceptionally thorough profile of Jerry Saltz. [Capital New York]The Kravises have purchased Jasper Johns’s Painted Bronze (1960) from the artist, and promised to donate it to the Museum of Modern Art. (In other news, MoMA just acquired its first … Read More


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A mushroom.PHOTO BY DUNCAN BROWN

Former Walker Director Martin Friedman Remembers Mushroom Adventures With John Cage

As part of its 75th-anniversary celebrations, Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center is running on its website unpublished writings by Martin Friedman, who directed the museum from 1961 to 1990 and made it into one of the most progressive institutions for contemporary art … Read More