Teen Programs‘ Witt Siasoco, featured in the new issue of Giant Robot magazine, offers his top-five “Suburban Art Gods.” In ascending order of godliness: Dale Chihuly, Kenny G, Yanni, Thomas Kinkade, John Tesh. The magazine’s cofounder, Martin Wong, includes the Walker Teen Arts Council (WACTAC) in his top-10 list. “The kids are all right,” he writes. “And so is Minnesota.”
Walker New Media experts Nate Schroeder, Brent Gustafson, and Justin Heideman will be presenting at Museums and the Web 2007. The topic: “Beyond Blogging: Is it Community Yet?“
The New York Times, featuring a beautiful reproduction of our 1959 Ellsworth Kelly sculpture Gate, quotes Walker development director Christopher Stevens on Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley’s attempts to do away with the “partial gift” rule that allows art benefactors to donate art to museums over time (and with tax benefits). Tax law might be one of many topics Kathy Halbreich, Nick Serota, Glenn Lowry, and other museum directors will address at a February 24 ADAA Collector’s Forum at MoMA called “The Museum as Collector.”
Eungie Joo, former Walker curatorial internal (and a curatorial assistant when she organized our 1998 show Regards, Barry McGee) and current REDCAT director, has been selected by the Menil Collection to receive the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement.