Blogs Untitled (Blog) Robin Dowden

I moved to Minneapolis in 1997 to manage a project called Integrated Arts Information Access. IAIA was a multiyear effort to digitize and integrate the collections and archives of the Walker and Minneapolis Institute of Arts. On the web, IAIA would become known as ArtsConnectEd. During my first 5 years at the Walker, I was a special projects manager, first for artsconnected.org and later mnartists.org. I became director of New Media Initiatives in 2003 after the Walker downsized the department, eliminating the curatorial component, and making our focus the website and educational technologies. Prior to coming to the Walker, I was manger of the collection information system and website at the National Gallery of Art. The Walker’s new media group is a great team, one of the best I’ve had the opportunity to work with. I think we’re doing interesting, innovative work, both online and in the building.

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