Blogs Untitled (Blog) Robin Dowden

Robin Dowden was director of the Walker's New Media Initiatives from 2003 to 2015. She was first hired in 1997 to manage the Integrated Arts Information Access program, a multiyear effort to digitize and integrate the collections and archives of the Walker and Minneapolis Institute of Arts which later became known as ArtsConnectEd. She served as special projects manager for artsconnected.org and mnartists.org. Prior to coming to the Walker, Dowden was manager of the collection information system and website at the National Gallery of Art.

Frida Kahlo Multimedia Guide

The paintings of Frida Kahlo come to life this month at the Walker thanks in part to a new component of the exhibition–the Antenna Audio XP-vision multimedia player. This new handheld device goes beyond the traditional audio tour by allowing visitors to access archival images and rare film footage as well as audio interpretation and […]

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The paintings of Frida Kahlo come to life this month at the Walker thanks in part to a new component of the exhibition–the Antenna Audio XP-vision multimedia player. This new handheld device goes beyond the traditional audio tour by allowing visitors to access archival images and rare film footage as well as audio interpretation and video interviews. Highlighting works in the exhibition, the tour touches on topics that include Kahlo’s life and times, her personal photo albums, and the importance of Mexican folk traditions as expressed in her art. You will also hear interviews with artists such as Kiki Smith and Dulce Maria Nuñez; singer Patti Smith; novelist Carole Maso; and exhibition co-curators Hayden Herrera and Elizabeth Carpenter, who consider different aspects of Kahlo’s legacy.

The tour was produced by Antenna Audio in collaboration with the Walker Art Center and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The price of the tour is $6 for the general public and $5 for Walker members. Available in English and Spanish.

TOUR SAMPLES

Exhibition co-curator Hayden Herrera on Kahlo’s painting The Two Fridas (audio only)

Hayden Herrera

Kiki Smith on Frida Kahlo