Walker Art Center
“From the world’s quietest room to the Honeycrisp apple, from the humble sticky note to the Artist-formerly-known-as-Prince glyph, this collection offers a sampling of what makes Minnesota a hotbed of inventive and creative design.” That’s how the Walker Art Center is introducing Minnesota By Design, a showcase for the unique character of Minnesota’s varied designs.
The days are growing longer, the breezes don’t quite feel as arctic, and a crop of new movies is in season. Just last week, I reviewed the clever vampire comedy “What We Do In The Shadows,” and this Friday the new movie from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp is at the Minnesota Zoo’s IMAX theatre.
Bill Pohlad, known for producing such powerful films as 12 Years a Slave, Tree of Life and Brokeback Mountain, will have a director credit on a film slated to cap off this year’s Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival.
The Walker Art Center’s beloved Internet Cat Video Festival is becoming something of a Minnesota summer tradition, and this year it’s coming to St. Paul.
Rock the Garden, the summer music festival held on the greenspace near Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center, will again be a two-day event.
One of the hard lessons of Force Majeure, the latest film from the “not yet household-name level but maybe getting there” Swedish director Ruben Östlund, is that life deals most humans a crap hand. And most humans respond to them with childish petulance, at best.
Happy birthday to the Walker Art Center! The Walker is turning 75 years old Sunday. To celebrate, they are throwing a birthday bash Saturday.
This holiday season, the Walker Art Center carries on its 28-year tradition as host to the British Arrows Awards.
Artists lit up store front windows along Hennepin avenue downtown Friday night.
Sweet Lord in heaven, what a movie. This tough, tragic documentary by filmmaker Jesse Moss is one of the year’s best, and it should probably be required watching for anyone in the Midwest.
According to the URL for this blog post, this is the 100th edition of “This Week’s Best Bets.” How time flies when you’re sitting in the dark for an untold number of two-hour chunks. And what better way is there to spend the aftermath of a long election campaign drawing to a close and some of the first snowflakes promising a long, cold, harsh winter ahead?
Nothing quite says Happy Halloween like a spaghetti western set in Iran featuring a hijab-wearing vampire and a kick-ass soundtrack. Director Ana Lily Amirpour debut is a work of striking confidence and imagination; it’s a draft of life, a vein of new blood. Her work rings of the stuff of David Lynch and Harmony Korine, yet all the weirdness works to open the way for sonorous (and somehow gentle) emotion. Even if you’re allergic to zombies and vampires, this black-and-white gem isn’t one to hold a cross to. Moreover, it’s pretty much perfect that it’s screening Halloween night at the Walker.
We’ve heard plenty about Oktoberfest, but this weekend is Walktoberfest. The Walker Art Center is turning 75, and they’re throwing a weekend-long birthday celebration.
I feel a little like Dom DeLuise’s Nero in Mel Brooks’ History of the World Part I. Only when he yelled, “More wine! More women!” I’m instead yelling, “More horror!” Yes, another October week with a number of scary screening options around town.
The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis is getting ready to celebrate its 75th birthday, and the public is invited. The Walker will have extended hours and free gallery admission this Thursday through Sunday.
Check out this week’s best bets from repertory and limited-run screenings!
Fall officially started on Monday, but the announcement that the British Arrows Awards are returning to the Walker Art Center is truly a sign that summer is in the rear-view mirror.
Bring your little art critics to these exhibits.
How did the old song go? “The cat came back the very next day.” After spending a year at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, the venerable Internet Cat Video Festival is returning to its initial digs on the hill just outside of the Walker Art Center.
Heroes in a half shell are indeed a bodaciously tempting offer, but if the rest of the month is looking pretty anemic for new movie offerings on a mass scale, maybe you’d like to scale down and sample one of these options?
The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis will put some iconic works from its collection on display as it celebrates its 75th anniversary. The Walker was founded as a public art center in 1940. The museum will kick off a series of exhibitions and programs starting with “Art at the Center: 75 Years of Walker Collections.”
This year’s art exhibitions in Minnesota are fresh, alive and relevant.
Like many places that endure long, difficult winters, Minnesota comes alive when the weather warms up. So many people from the Twin Cities — as Minneapolis and St. Paul are known — head to lakes in northern parts of the state that the city’s attractions truly open up to out-of-towners. And as in any urban area, some of the best are free.
This weekend is Rock the Garden at the Walker Art Center, where national and international artists are paired with the best local music. But for the VIP’s attending the show, it’s also about the food.
Minnesotans are superlative supporters of the arts, which may explain why we have such robust and prominent art destinations. Those who enjoy art will find that each of the following five spots is worth a visit.