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Steve McQueen Reception: The End of a Retrospective

Artists, filmmakers, producers, and art patrons turned out for a reception at the Walker following Steve McQueen’s dialogue with Museum of Modern Art curator Stuart Comer on November 9. The dialogue and reception marked the end of the Walker’s Steve McQueen retrospective, which also included the regional premier of McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave as well […]

Walker senior curator of film/video Sheryl Mousley, artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen, MoMA chief curator of media and performance Stuart Comer, 12 Years a Slave producer Bill Pohlad, and Walker executive director Olga Viso

Walker senior curator of film/video Sheryl Mousley, artist/filmmaker Steve McQueen, MoMA chief curator of media and performance Stuart Comer, 12 Years a Slave producer Bill Pohlad, and Walker executive director Olga Viso

Artists, filmmakers, producers, and art patrons turned out for a reception at the Walker following Steve McQueen’s dialogue with Museum of Modern Art curator Stuart Comer on November 9. The dialogue and reception marked the end of the Walker’s Steve McQueen retrospective, which also included the regional premier of McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave as well as screenings of two of his earlier films, Shame and Hunger. In addition to McQueen and Comer, VIPs in attendance included Olga Viso, Sheryl Mousley, Bill Pohlad, Hamza Walker, Nate Young, and Robert Byrd. Walker photographer Gene Pittman was there to document the event.

Steve McQueen talks with artist Nate Young

Steve McQueen talks with artist Nate Young

Sheryl Mousley with Stuart Comer, chief curator of media and performance at the Museum of Modern Art. Mousley curated Steve McQueen: A Dialogue and Retrospective at the Walker, and Comer facilitated the dialogue with McQueen about his creative process and influences.

Sheryl Mousley with Stuart Comer. Mousley curated Steve McQueen: A Dialogue and Retrospective at the Walker, and Comer facilitated the dialogue with McQueen about his creative process and influences.

Martine d’Anglejan-Chatillon, partner at the Thomas Dane Gallery, and TBD

Martine d’Anglejan-Chatillon, partner at the Thomas Dane Gallery, London, and Pamela Kramlich, member of the Walker’s National Advisory Board

Bill Pohlad and Hamza Walker. Pohlad was one of the producers of 12 Years a Slave, and Walker is associate curator at the University of Chicago's Renaissance Society.

Bill Pohlad and Hamza Walker. Pohlad was one of the producers of 12 Years a Slave, and Walker is associate curator at the University of Chicago’s Renaissance Society.

Artist Broc Blegen, "Third Rail" editor Jonathan Thomas, and photographer and MCAD professor David Goldies

Artist Broc Blegen, Third Rail editor Jonathan Thomas, and photographer and MCAD professor David Goldes

Clara Kim, Walker senior curator of visual arts, with Dean Otto, Walker assistant curator of film/video and program manager.

Clara Kim, Walker senior curator of visual arts, with Dean Otto, Walker assistant curator of film/video and program manager

Walker development director Christopher Stevens and Twin’s CEO Jim Pohlad.

Walker development director Christopher Stevens with Karen and Ken Heithoff

12 Years a Slave producer Bill Pohlad and Michelle Pohlad

Bill and Michelle Pohlad

Artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen with Robert Byrd, program director for the Jerome Foundation, which provides grants for nonprofit arts organizations and artists in Minnesota and New York City.

McQueen with Robert Byrd, program director for the Jerome Foundation, which provides grants for nonprofit arts organizations and artists in Minnesota and New York City