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Valentine’s Day with Jim Hodges and Sisyphus

On February 14, lovers of all kinds — art lovers, music lovers, museum lovers, Sufjan lovers — came out to spend Valentine’s Day at the Walker. Assembled to preview our newest exhibition, Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take, guests dressed up for a photo booth, drank heart-inspired cocktails, danced to DJ sets from Olga […]

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Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Director Bill Arning, Jim Hodges, and Sisyphus (Sufjan Stevens, Serengeti, Son Lux) at the entrance to Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take. All photos by Courtney Perry.

On February 14, lovers of all kinds — art lovers, music lovers, museum lovers, Sufjan lovers — came out to spend Valentine’s Day at the Walker. Assembled to preview our newest exhibition, Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take, guests dressed up for a photo booth, drank heart-inspired cocktails, danced to DJ sets from Olga Bell and Angel Deradoorian, and let loose in Gallery 8 with Sisyphus, a supergroup/side project by Sufjan Stevens, Serengeti, and Son Lux. After opening remarks from Hodges and exhibition curators Olga Viso and Jeffrey Grove, the galleries were buzzing until past midnight.

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Exhibition co-curators Jeffrey Grove of the Dallas Museum of Art and Walker Exectuive Director Olga Viso with Jim Hodges

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“How do I look?”

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Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak with friends in the galleries

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Trying on giant glasses for the photo booth set up in the Garden Café

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Lining up to walk through and still this, 2005–2008, an intricate work of 23.5k and 24k gold

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Getting a closer look at the glass sculpting of ghost, 2008

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Viewing their distorted reflection in Untitled, 2011, a 12-foot diameter mirror

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Getting those Instagrams and selfies

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The view through You, 1997

Gazing at the 24-foot-long denim sky that is Untitled (one day it all comes true), 2013

Gazing at the 24-foot-long denim sky that is Untitled (one day it all comes true), 2013

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Inspecting the various light bulbs of Another Turn, 1999

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Olga Bell starting the dance party before the dance party

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Son Lux and Olga Bell getting the crowd ready for Sisyphus

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Glasses on, Stevens takes the stage

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All Smiles Serengeti

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Double-shades Son Lux

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Sing-Along Stevens

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The best way to kick of Sisyphus’ new album: a maximum-capacity gallery dance party

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Things quiet down on the special-edition Valentine’s Day After Hours