Tag Archives: Walker Art Center


MoMA’s Kathy Halbreich Is Connecting the Polke Dots

The museum’s associate director has organized the first exhibition to unite work in all mediums by the elusive German artist Sigmar Polke Read More


Rosy Keyser’s Sculptures Create Stories That Never End

Rosy Keyser creates mystery narratives out of foraged wood, found objects, tar, wire, ropes, and more Read More


Jim Hodges: Under the Denim Sky

Jim Hodges mines the symbolic and esthetic potential of ordinary materials through his light-handed approach to collage Read More


Now Hear This: Sound Art Has Arrived

Sound is being recognized and exhibited as an art form in its own right
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Adrian Piper Pulls Out of Black Performance-Art Show

Venerable Conceptual artist withdraws from “Radical Presence” at Grey Art Gallery, asserting it marginalizes African American artists Read More


How Edward Hopper Storyboarded ‘Nighthawks’

Drawings at the Whitney reveal the step-by-step process the artist used to create his iconic painting of a New York diner at night Read More

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Installation view of "The Cat Show," 2013. White Columns, New York City. PHOTO: JONATHAN GRASSI. COURTESY WHITE COLUMNS.

Taking Cat Art Seriously

From a provocative upcoming Metropolitan Museum show to adoption-ready “purr-formers,” the art world is exploring the shock of the mew Read More


The New World of Net Art

Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Vine, and other platforms are the jumping-off point for artists who blur the line between the virtual and the real Read More

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Bryan, Susanne and Nicola Carpenter’s Garden Gnome Foosball hole combines traditional kitsch garden ornaments with table top soccer to create a twist on gameplay. COURTESY WALKER ART CENTER, MINNEAPOLIS.

Now Putt This: Artists’ Mini Golf at the Walker

Playful, funny, and even interactive holes in a creative golf course at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Read More


The Golden Age of Abstraction: Right Now

Riffing on the past as it comments on our own time, contemporary abstraction evokes landscapes, bodies, signs, buildings, and much more Read More

Photograph of Patrick Jacobs working on Raked Leaves, 2008, a miniature “diorama” viewed through a three-inch window.

Use Your Illusion

Contemporary sculptors are tricking the eye and the mind with uncannily realistic objects Read More


Backdrops, Blobs, Pods, and Props

The Walker Art Center celebrates its acquisition of a trove of objects documenting artists’ collaborations with Merce Cunningham in a series of groundbreaking shows Read More


Om Is Where the Art Is

More and more museums are offering meditation in their galleries Read More


In With the Old

With portraits of men of color in trendy ghetto gear posed in attitudes copied from the Old Masters, Kehinde Wiley aims to ‘make paintings that matter in the 21st century’ Read More