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How do members of a community work best together? As we think of vital parts of our own community (a big shout-out to first responders, service workers, medical staff, and other heroes!), we share “Side by Side: Collaborative Artistic Practices in the United States, 1960s–1980s,” the newest addition to the Walker’s Living Collections Catalogue. To explore the Living Collections Catalogue → please click the link in our bio

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We are deeply saddened to learn of #JohnPrine’s passing from #COVID19-related complications. Walker performance curator Philip Bither calls Prine ”one of the country’s most perceptive, alternatingly humorous and poignant, songwriters.” On stage at his 2017 @northropumn concert, Prine recalled his first Minnesota performance, with fellow folk singer Steve Goodman: “Steve and I sang this song ('Souvenirs') together in 1972 at the Walker Center. I think it was our first show outside of Chicago. You were so good to us that we’ve been coming back ever since” (@citypages). @philipbither says, "Justin Vernon’s moving tribute to him at the 2017 Eaux Claires festival was, for me, one of the most memorable concert experiences I’ve ever had. Last fall, I got to spend time over drinks with John in an NYC East Village bar and he was as funny, sweet, and smart as you’d hope any of your musical heroes to be. He fondly remembered those early Walker concerts, and was particularly pleased another generation (or two) of fans were now flocking to his concerts. He will be missed." #RIPJohnPrine.

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Take a minute to watch this Artspeaks video. Choreographer Meg Stuart discusses the source material and ideas that drive her dances: from how thoughts move to physical and emotional states, subtle geometries, and gestures. Made on the occasion of her April 2019 residency at the Walker, the video includes footage of An evening of solos and duets, a retrospective dance that revisits 30 years of work, and the Walker commission Celestial Sorrow, made by Stuart and Indonesian visual artist Jompet Kuswidananto. To watch the video → please click the link in our bio. #MuseumFromHome #MuseumMomentofZen #MegStuart #5WomenArtists #ContemporaryDance

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#MondayMood, "Quarantine," by Julie Curtiss. Julie Curtiss uses dreamlike imagery, surprising juxtapositions, and deadpan humor to delve into the human psyche. [Julie Curtiss, "Quarantine" (2018)] Collection Walker Art Center #MuseumFromHome #5WomenArtists #Quarantine #COVID19 #Quarantine #QuarantineMood #ContemporaryArt @julietuyetcurtiss

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Electronic, kinetic, and robotic sculptor Alan Rath explores art and technology and its intersection. The artist creates sculptures with lifelike qualities with his idea that people will anthropomorphize machines.⁠ ⁠ Technology is so much a part of our lives — as Rath once said, “To be human is to be a technological animal.”⁠ .⁠ .⁠ [Alan Rath, "Hound" (1990)]⁠ Collection Walker Art Center

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A raging satirist, Mike Kelley used the freewheeling intermedia approach of Conceptual Art to forge inventive works that challenge prevailing notions of taste, influence, moral authority, social responsibility, and art's transcendent function.⁠ .⁠ .⁠ To #MuseumAtHome, please click the link in our bio to explore the Walker's Collection of works by artist Mike Kelley.⁠ .⁠ [ #MikeKelley, "Repressed Spatial Relationships Rendered as Fluid, No. 4: Stevenson Junior High and Satellites" (2002)]⁠ Collection Walker Art Center

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We’re really bummed to announce that Rock the Garden 2020 has been canceled due to concerns around COVID-19. (Ticketholders, check your email for refund info.) We’re so sorry we can’t be together this year, but we hope you’ll join us in supporting the artists by buying their music and merch and tuning in to virtual gigs. Until we meet again, friends, stay healthy!⁠ ⁠ #RockTheGarden @rockthegarden @thecurrent

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During Autism Acceptance Month, we are thinking about the families and friends we love to see at Sensory Friendly Sunday each month, and can’t wait until we can welcome you back! Until then, please check out AuSM.org's Guide to Managing Self-Quarantine and Social Distancing.⁠ .⁠ It has great ideas for resetting routines and accessing supportive resources. ⁠ ⁠ → Please click the link in our bio to access this free guide. ⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #WorldAutismAwarenessDay #AutismAcceptanceMonth #WorldAustismDay #Autism #AutismSpectrumDisorder #ASD #AutismSocietyOfMinnesota #AuSM #SelfQuarantine #SocialDistancing #COVID19

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Revitalization, featuring three powerful short films by Indigenous filmmakers, portrays personal stories of healing through cultural revitalization. In collaboration with the filmmakers, we’ve adapted three of the shorts programs originally scheduled to be presented as part of INDIgenesis: GEN 3 for online viewing. Join us for the filmmaker Q&A: Friday, April 3, 7 pm Central . A virtual panel will discuss food sovereignty, cultural revitalization, and other themes from the films, hosted by guest curator @missy_whiteman. . Pre-registered audience members will receive a private link to access the Q&A with filmmakers using Zoom. → Click the link in our bio to sign up for our “Revitalization” filmmaker Q&A. Image 1: Fast Horse, Directed by Alexandra Lazarowich (Cree) Image 2: Boxers of Brule, Directed by Jessie Adler and Tracy Rector (Choctaw/Seminole) Image 3: Isabelle’s Garden, Directed by Jeffrey Palmer (Kiowa).

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Museums around the world want to take a moment as a community to send our thanks to the doctors, nurses, and all healthcare workers on the front lines as COVID-19 continues to spread. #MuseumsThankHealthHeroes, thank you! . [Robert Indiana, "LOVE" (1966-1998)] Collection Walker Art Center #ThanksHealthHeroes #HealthcareHeroes.

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Can you find the optical illusions Jasper Johns uses in his work "Spring"? This work is part of "The Seasons" series by Jasper Johns. The works not only represent the cycles of life but are also autobiographical, referencing memories, places, influences, the artist's own work, and even Johns's shadow. In "Spring" the artist uses optical illusions like duck/rabbit and old woman/young woman to look at the telos of witnessing and experience. Let us know in the comments below if you can see them. . . . [Jasper Johns, "The Seasons (Spring)" (1987)] Collection Walker Art Center This work is part of the exhibition "An Art of Changes: Jasper Johns Prints, 1960–2018" → To learn more about the exhibition and explore John's complete online collection including "The Seasons" series, please click the link in our bio. #JasperJohns #JasperJohnsPrints #Printmaking #MuseumFromHome #MuseumMomentOfZen #MuseSocial @pncbank @dorseywhitneyllp

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The source for the main motif in this three-dimensional painting was strips of film showing advertisements for cigarettes, with identical images repeated in a vertical piling of stills. Smith's interest in systems of representation, mass communication, and the ubiquity of consumer products, led him to an understanding that in merchandising, the packaging of the goods comes to replace the goods themselves. He said once, "You don't buy cigarettes, only cartons. The box is your representation of the product." ⁠ ⁠ "Quartet" is an object representing a film strip representing a photograph representing a cigarette pack representing cigarettes. ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ [Richard Smith, "Quartet" (1964)]⁠ Collection Walker Art Center

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