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Sixties Style at After Hours

The 1960s were alive and well at the Walker on a recent Saturday night as party-goers celebrated their way through giant stuffed slices of cake, fries, sliders, ice cream, and more to mark the opening of the exhibition Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties. There were rock ‘n’ rollers, groovy dudes, Twiggy-look-alikes, classy people, Mad Men enthusiasts and more. While the […]

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The 1960s were alive and well at the Walker on a recent Saturday night as party-goers celebrated their way through giant stuffed slices of cake, fries, sliders, ice cream, and more to mark the opening of the exhibition Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties.

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Claes Oldenburg’s Floor Cake (1962)

Nicola Carpenter and Sean Donovan

Nicola Carpenter and Sean Donovan

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Mini-burgers and mock duck sliders

Kelsey Simpkins, Autumn Kovach, and all-you-can-eat Häagen-Dazs

There were rock ‘n’ rollers, groovy dudes, Twiggy-look-alikes, classy people, Mad Men enthusiasts and more.

Neal Tillotson and Gwyneth Dwyer

Neal Tillotson and Gwyneth Dwyer

Kevin Kirsch and Xena Huff

Kevin Kirsch and Xena Huff

Katy Corbin and DJ Nelson

Katy Corbin and DJ Nelson

Dan Jensen, Kevin Kunz, and Sandy Simmons

Shelly Ebnet and Emerson Gutierrez

Shelly Ebnet and Emerson Gutierrez

While the Anonymous Choir and the Ventures Cover Band gave a riveting live show of 60s soul music in the McGuire Theater, other revelers amped up the theme in the photo booth with psychedelic and oversized props, and the craftiest of guests sewed together clever stuffed protest signs out of burlap à la Oldenburg.

Anonymous Choir with the Ventures Cover Band

Anonymous Choir with the Ventures Cover Band

Karly Knutson, Ellora Parrington, and Leslie Olson show off their handiwork

Karly Knutson, Ellora Parrington, and Leslie Olson show off their handiwork

Twin Cities Photo Booth

Twin Cities Photo Booth