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Letter From The President

Visual Arts


The Shape of Time
April 17, 2005-July 20, 2008

Shadowland: An Exhibition as a Film
April 17-November 11, 2005

Urban Cocktail
April 17-November 13, 2005

Quartet: Johns, Kelly, Mitchell, Motherwell
April 17-July 3, 2005

Quartet: Barney, Gober, Levine, Walker
April 17-December 9, 2007

April 17, 2005-December 14, 2008

April 17, 2005-February 10, 2008

Chuck Close: Self-Portraits 1967- 2005
Co-organized with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
July 24-October 16, 2005

House of Oracles: A Huang Yong Ping Retrospective
October 16, 2005-January 15, 2006

ANDY WARHOL/SUPERNOVA: Stars, Deaths, and Disasters 1962-1964
November 13, 2005-February 26, 2006

Some Assembly Required: Contemporary Prefabricated Houses
December 8, 2006-March 26, 2006

Kiki Smith: A Gathering, 1980-2005
February 26-May 14, 2006

OPEN-ENDED (the art of engagement)
March 26-June 18, 2006

Sharon Lockhart: Pine Flat
April 23-July 16, 2006

Diane Arbus Revelations
Organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
June 17-September 10, 2006

Touring Exhibitions

Strangely Familiar: Design and Everyday Life
June 17-September 25, 2005 Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Vigo, Spain

Chuck Close: Self-Portraits 1967-2005
November 19, 2005-February 28, 2006 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
March 25-June 18, 2006 High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Kiki Smith: A Gathering, 1980-2005
November 19, 2005-January 29, 2006 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

House of Oracles: A Huang Yong Ping Retrospective
March 18, 2006-February 25, 2007 Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Massachusetts

ANDY WARHOL/SUPERNOVA: Stars, Deaths, and Disasters, 1962-1964
March 18-June 18, 2006 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Some Assembly Required: Contemporary Prefabricated Houses
April 29-September 9, 2006 Vancouver Art Gallery, British Columbia, Canada


Catherine Sullivan

Rirkrit Tiravanija

Performing Arts

Performing Arts

2 Foot Yard + Carla Bozulich and Ches Smith

33rd Annual Choreographers' Evening, curated by Mathew Janczewski

Black Dice + 13 & God

The Builders Association/dbox: SUPER VISION* (World Premiere)

Joe Chvala and the Flying Foot Forum with special guest Ruth MacKenzie: Between the Fire and Ice (Mjøllnir II)* (World Premiere)

Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Split Sides, Native Green, Suite for Five

Deja Donné: In Bella Copia

Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker: Once

Douglas R. Ewart and Inventions, featuring Ed Wilkerson Jr. and Mwata Bowden + the William Parker/Hamid Drake Duo

Bill Frisell's Unspeakable Orchestra with Hal Willner

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company: Blind Date

Jon Langford: The Executioner's Last Songs*

Mabou Mines, Mabou Mines Dollhouse

Juana Molina + Sam Prekop and Archer Prewitt

Sekou Sundiata: the 51st (dream) state*

Meg Stuart/Benoît Lachambre/Hahn Rowe: FORGERIES, LOVE AND OTHER MATTERS

Sarah Michelson: Daylight (for Minneapolis)* (World Premiere)

Myra Melford Trio + Michael Haberz + Dawn Saito: Knock on the Sky* (World Premiere)

SUNN O))) with Oren Ambarchi + Boris

Tinariwen Zeitgeist/Martin Bresnick: Pine Eyes* (World Premiere)

ZORN x 3: Zorn in Conversation, Electric Masada, John Zorn and Essential Cinema


Joe Chvala
Myra Melford/Dawn Saito/Michael Haberz
Sarah Michelson
Sekou Sundiata
The Builders Association/dbox

Momentum: New Dance Works*

Risa Cohen: Two Worlds
Jennifer Hart: Song and The Station
Colin Rusch: Dearest 3535
Morgan Thorson: Faker

Out There 18

Entertainment by Dan Graham and Tony Oursler featuring Japanther and the Huber Marionettes: Don't Trust Anyone Over Thirty*

Superamas: Big Episode #2 (Show/Business)

Everett Dance Theatre: Home Movies

Kassys: Kommer

Summer Music & Movies: Catching Rays (Nicholas Ray)

Issa Bagayogo
House of Mercy Band
Melodious Owl
Thunder in the Valley

* = Walker commissions



Christian Marclay: Sound Art Cinema Spencer Nakasako: Everyone Has a Story Li Zhenhua: Virtual China

Film Festival

Women with Vision: Confronting Silence


Alison Chernick: Matthew Barney: No Restraint
Craig Brewer: Hustle & Flow
George Clooney: Good Night, and Good Luck.
Hany Abu-Assad: Paradise Now
Hubert Sauper: Darwin's Nightmare
Jem Cohen: Chain
Lars von Trier: Manderlay
Matthew Barney: Drawing Restraint 9
Niki Caro: North Country
Wong Kar Wai: 2046

Regis Dialogues

Ang Lee with James Schamus: East Meets Western

Lili Taylor with B. Ruby Rich: Independent Spirit

Best Buy Film/Video Bay

Alluring Illumination
Early Avant-Garde
Iconic Animators

Lecture Room Screenings/Commissions

Abigail Child: Cake and Steak; Dark Dark
Ericka Beckman: Frame UP
James Benning: The California Trilogy
Jean Vigo: À propos de Nice; L'Atalante; Zero for Conduct
Jem Cohen: Lost Book Found
Jonas Mekas: Notes for Jerome
Robert Nelson: Bleu Shut
Sadie Benning: Early Pixelvision Videos


Special Series/Events

2005 British Television Advertising Awards

4th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival (BEFF4): Bangkok Democrazy Project 304, Bangkok

An Evening with Robert Towne

Andy Warhol: Factory Films

Animation Innovation

Global Lens (Fall 2005/Spring 2006)

International Children's Films at Free First Saturdays

Queer Takes

Summer Music & Movies: Catching Rays Nicholas Ray

The Parallel Universe(s) of Matthew Barney: Cremaster 1-5

The Wave: A program of short films from China

Sharon Lockhart: Pine Flat

Music + Films

John Zorn's Music for Films


Cinema and Society in the Arab World Conference: Yousri Nasrallah: Mercedes
Selling Democracy: Films of the Marshall Plan: 1948-1953
Jerome Hill Centennial: A Filmmaker and His Legacy
An Evening with Todd Haynes MNTV 2005

Screenings at Exhibition Openings

Andy Warhol: Kiss
Charlie Ahearn: Kiki in the Flesh
Marion Cajori: Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress
Vincent Katz and Vivien Bittencourt: Kiki in the Flesh

Education and Community Programs

> Public Programs

The Artist's Bookshelf

Art Labs Drawing on the Grid, Games of Chance, Just Like Andy

Artist Talks Alec Soth with Andrei Codrescu
Kerry James Marshall with Elizabeth Alexander
Rirkrit Tiravanija with Bruce Sterling
Jem Cohen with Dean Otto


Body as Subject

Drawn Here: Contemporary Design in Conversation Series

James Dayton
Charlie Lazor and Geoffrey Warner
Thomas Meyer and Thomas Fischer
Joan Soranno and Renée Cheng

Free Verse Series

Kenneth Goldsmith
Richard Hell
Alice Notley

Gallery Talks

Carol Brash
Douglas Fogle
Siri Hustvedt
Jon Langford
Carolyn Torkelson and Chris Hafner
Katherine Turzcan


Howard French
Rick Levine and Paul O'Brien
Philippe Vergne and Chrissie Iles

Panel Discussions

Some Assembly Required: Contemporary Prefabricated Houses: Michael Sylvester, Geoffrey Warner, Charlie Lazor, Ron Radziner, Michelle Kaufmann, Maria Rutensköld, Joseph Tanney, Julie Schaefer

The Revelations of Diane Arbus: Elisabeth Sussman, Jeff L. Rosenheim, Neil Selkirk, Elizabeth Carpenter

Special Events

Your Future in Our Hands Performance: Piotr Szyhalski and Richard Shelton
Pre-Fabs of Steel . . . and Glass, Concrete, and Wood: A Tour of Minneapolis Modular Homes

OPEN-ENDED (the art of engagement) Programs

Mail-in Activity: Ralph Lemon
Opening-day Events
Performance: Myra Melford/Dawn Saito/Oguri
Screenings: The Wave; 4th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival (BEFF4) Tour with Performance Lab

OPEN-ENDED (the art of engagement) Resident Artists

Matt Bakkom: The Society for Collective Investigation; Inaugural meeting of the Anagram Club of Minneapolis; Capture the Flag

Gülgün Kayim: Performance with Skewed Visions
Andrew Knighton: Memories of a World to Come: Conversations on Art and Utopia
Abinadi Meza: 360˚ Concert no. 1: Building; 360˚ Concert no. 2: unBuilding
Mankwe Ndosi: Performance with Matakwe
The Revolutionary Party: Nothing (Nowhere) to Hide
Marcus Young: Untitled Painting

> Teen Programs


Absolutely Pre-Fabulous Art Challenge
The Candy Eye Factory: Manipulating the Medium
Cut and Dye: Found Footage Film
Heavy Metal Outdoor Sculpture
Out There: Performance/Video Workshop
The Revolutionary Party vs. Andy Warhol
Thrift Store Painting 101

OPEN-ENDED (the art of engagement) Programs

Karaoke Battle
Open Mic with Minnesota Spoken Word
Association (MNSWA)
Un-Prom Fashion Show
Performance: Ise Lyfe
Screening/Performance: Mike Siv and Prach Ly

Special Events

Spencer Nakasako's Freedom Project
Girls in the Director's Chair Film Festival and Internships
PEACE Games Arts Showcase and Cultural Festival
Sketchy: Student Open House
Twin Cities Youth Media Network and Film Screening
WACTAC Alumni Party


> School and Tour Programs

Art Labs

Art Today, Randanimals, Spin Out, Take a Chance, Up Close Makeover

ArtsConnectEd Launch of Art Today Web site

Teacher Workshops Anoka-Hennepin Public Schools; Concordia College, Moorhead; Duluth Public Schools; Forest Lake Public Schools; Minnesota State University, Moorhead; St. Paul Public Schools; University of Minnesota

Student Film Screenings

Animation Innovation
Global Lens: Rachida, Hollow City, Daughter of Keltoum, Uniform, Stolen Life, Border Café, Max and Mona

School Outreach/Presentations/Workshops

Anoka-Hennepin School District, Art Educators of Minnesota Fall Conference, Buffalo High School Arts Magnet, Buffalo High School Diversity Symposium, L'Etoile du Nord, Minneapolis Public Schools: Arts for Academic Achievement, Roosevelt High School, Osseo Public Schools Arts Department, Perpich Center Media Arts Initiative Workshop, Ramsey International Fine Arts, University of Minnesota's College in the Schools Program, University of St. Thomas Teacher Institute

Art Today Summer Teacher Tours and Art Labs
Educator Open House

Tour Programs

Art Today Tours for K-12 students
Classroom and Community Connections
Contemporary Arts Forum
Information Guides
Public, School, and Group Tours
Writing through Art Tours for grades 4-12

> Family Programs

Summer's Cool

All About Me!, Comic Creations, Culture Camp, Hip-Hop Moves, Kids Rock!, Once Upon a Garden, The Making of a Music Video

Free First Saturdays

Behind the Scenes, Flights of Fantasy, Inspired by Me, Once Upon a Place, Pop-Mart, Press Play, Pretty Fabulous, Random Ruckus, Sound Garden, Stories with Sara, Totally Modular, What's Your Story?

> Community Programs


Ralph Lemon
Sarah Michelson
Spencer Nakasako
Sekou Sundiata

Community Screenings/Artist Talks

Lost Boys of Sudan with Santino Majok Chuor and director Megan Mylan


Free Arts Minnesota Portrait Power Workshop

Civic Engagement Initiatives: Events

Portraits of PEACE
Film Screenings, Post-Screening Dialogues, and Outreach

Civic Engagement Initiatives: Community Dialogues

Contemporary Art and Artists: Critical Choices in a World of Freedom and Diversity

Rap Sessions: Race and Hip-Hop: DeAnna and Roger Cummings, Bakari Kitwana, Adam Mansbach, Ernie Paniccioli, Oliver Wang

The Spectacle of Death: The Role of Disaster and Tragedy in Shaping Community: Timothy Mennel, Yasmil Raymond, Robyn Robinson, John Schott

Civic Engagement Initiatives: Community Space Sharing

International Leadership Institute: Art and Civic Rights Roundtable, Minnesota AIDS Project, Minnesota Creative Arts & Aging Network, Minnesota Opera Children's Choir Retreat, National Probations Chiefs Annual Meeting, Red Door Clinic, Responsible Minnesota Business Annual Meeting, Vital Aging Network

Explore Program

Walker on Wheels (WoW)
Residencies and Programs: Art and Archeology at Mill Ruins Park

> mnartists.org

mnartists Mix CD Release
Radio mnartists: Live at the McGuire
Radio mnartists Podcasts
Thinking Souls Literary Series
What Light Poetry Series at Magers & Quinn Booksellers

Artist Registration Workshops

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, Art Reach Alliance, Central Minnesota Arts Board, Intermedia Arts, Lake Region Arts Council, Metropolitan Region Arts Council/ Springboard for the Arts, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Region 2 Arts Council, Rochester Arts Center

> Publications

Art Today Online Classroom Resource
Huang Yong Ping Educational Poster
mnartists.org access+ENGAGE e-journal
Walker Art Center Multi-Language Welcome Brochure (English, Spanish, Hmong, Somali)

New Media Initiatives

New Media Initiatives


Artists-in-Residence (air.walkerart.org)

Geography Trilogy (geography.walkerart.org)


Some Assembly Required: Contemporary Prefabricated Houses (design.walkerart.org/prefab)

Art Today (schools.walkerart.org/arttoday)

House of Oracles: A Huang Yong Ping Retrospective (visualarts.walkerart.org/oracles)


Art on Call (newmedia.walkerart.org/aoc)

Interactive Media

Art on Call (special exhibition content, podcasts, and iPod interface)


Hennepin Avenue (redesign)



Some Assembly Required: Contemporary Prefabricated Houses
Walker Art Center, December 8, 2005- March 26, 2006
Vancouver Art Gallery, April 29-September 4, 2006

Programs and Lectures

Drawn Here: Contemporary Design in Conversation Julie Snow with Andrew Blauvelt
James Dayton with Thomas Fisher
Charlie Lazor and Geoffrey Warner with Andrew Blauvelt
Joan Soranno of HGA with Renée Cheng
Thomas Meyer of MS&R with Thomas Fisher

Some Assembly Required Opening-day Panel Discussion Michelle Kaufmann, Michelle Kaufmann Designs
Charlie Lazor, Lazor Office
Ron Radziner, Marmol Radziner + Associates
Maria Rutensköld, Pinc
Julia Schaefer, Rocio Romero LLC
Michael Sylvester, fabprefab.com
Joseph Tanney and Robert Luntz, Resolution: 4 Architecture
Geoffrey Warner, Alchemy Architects

Pre-Fabs of Steel . . . and Glass, Concrete, and Wood: A Tour of Minneapolis Modular Homes

Insights '06 Design Lecture Series Co-organized with the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Minnesota Chapter
Bill Grant, Grant Design Collaborative
Richard Boynton and Scott Thares, Wink
Armand Mevis and Linda van Deursen, Mevis & Van Deursen
Chip Kidd


Chuck Close: Self Portraits 1967-2005 (exhibition catalogue)

Expanding the Center: Walker Art Center and Herzog & de Meuron (book)

House of Oracles: A Huang Yong Ping Retrospective (exhibition catalogue)

Kiki Smith: A Gathering, 1980-2005 (exhibition catalogue)

ANDY WARHOL/SUPERNOVA: Stars, Deaths, and Disasters, 1962-1964 (exhibition catalogue)


Bits & Pieces Put Together to Present a Semblance of a Whole
Midwest Art History Society Award for Outstanding Exhibition Catalogue

Expanding the Center: Walker Art Center and Herzog & de Meuron
AIGA/Minnesota Design Show 2006, Books

House of Oracles: A Huang Yong Ping Retrospective
magazine 2006 Annual Design Review, Honorable Mention, Graphics

Walker Expanded
magazine 2006 Annual Design Review, Best of Category, Graphics
AIGA/Minnesota Design Show 2006, Identity Systems

Walker without Walls
magazine, Business Graphics II, First Place


"Crit," Creative Review, October 2005

"Identifying Marks," Dynamic Graphics, February/March 2006

"Unfurling artwords," Eye #59, Spring 2006

AIGA/Minnesota Design Show 2006, Where ______ meets ______. campaign

Idea, #316, May 2006

Design director/curator Andrew Blauvelt nominated for a communications design award for Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Meeting: Business+Design, College for Creative Studies, Detroit (March-April 2006)