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A Wintry Walker Celebration

Gliding past the Spoonbridge and Cherry on a crisp winter evening. Sipping cocktails served from an ice bar. Discovering new artworks among old favorites. Delighting in asking and answering questions about art. On Thursday evening Winter Walkerland festivities celebrating the opening of 75 Gifts for 75 Years filled the building and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden with […]

Gliding past the Spoonbridge and Cherry on a crisp winter evening. Sipping cocktails served from an ice bar. Discovering new artworks among old favorites. Delighting in asking and answering questions about art. On Thursday evening Winter Walkerland festivities celebrating the opening of 75 Gifts for 75 Years filled the building and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden with laughter and energy. Throughout the night the crowd bundled up to enjoy the delights outdoors or shed their many layers to wander the galleries.

Skaters by the Spoonbridge and Cherry

A few skaters stopped to pose with Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen’s Spoonbridge and Cherry.

Skaters by Spoonbridge

But they were soon on their way again.

Hotline phone back at Winter Walkerland

Hotline made a reappearance and people stepped up to ask questions about art.

People writing down questions at Hotline.

People posed their questions and wrote them down.

People talking on phones in Hotline.

Question in hand, curious visitors picked up a phone to be connected to art experts on the other end.

People answering the phone for Hotline.

Art experts—including artists, curators, writers, critics, educators, and collectors—were ready to answer each question.

Ice bar outside Walker building.

What do you name a drink served at an ice bar in the dead of a Minneapolis winter? The North Star, of course!

Women holding drinks in front of ice bar.

Some lingered outside to enjoy the North Star, artfully served via an ice luge.

Yaoyi Kusama's Passing Winter is back in the galleries, this time part of the 75 Gifts for 75 Years exhibition.

Everyone was glad to see that Yayoi Kusama’s Passing Winter is on view again, this time part of the 75 Gifts for 75 Years exhibition.

Visitors looking at Kuitca.

Visitors stepped back to take in all of Guillermo Kuitca’s Everything, then moved closer to take in the details.

Couple kissing in front of LOVE.

Robert Indiana’s Cor-Ten LOVE was the perfect place to stop for a photo.

 

Party Around The Clock: Northern Spark 2014

From sundown to sunup, Northern Spark was a splash and arts lovers braved the howling winds to fill the Walker on a soggy Saturday night. With an interactive multimedia projection, poetry tarot, a roving accordion player, and the opening of two exhibitions, it was a popular place to dry off, pass the time, and grab a cup of coffee […]

Graffiti Angel in Sophronia by Joellyn Rock, Kathy McTavish, and Rob Wittig

Graffiti Angel in Sophronia by Joellyn Rock, Kathy McTavish, and Rob Wittig

From sundown to sunup, Northern Spark was a splash and arts lovers braved the howling winds to fill the Walker on a soggy Saturday night. With an interactive multimedia projection, poetry tarot, a roving accordion player, and the opening of two exhibitions, it was a popular place to dry off, pass the time, and grab a cup of coffee before heading back out into the city to explore more projects.

Office at Night tableau Old School Art School

Members of the Atelier School spent the evening sketching an Office at Night tableau for Old School Art School

Edward Hopper’s beloved Office At Night came to life for Old School Art School.

Drawing Club moved to the

Drawing Club moved to the Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab

Drawing Club moved in from Open Field and stayed low and dry tucked away in the Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab.

Graffiti Angel in Sophronia

Graffiti Angel in Sophronia

Graffiti Angel in Sophronia incorporated video, images, music, and text inspired by Italo Calvino’s imaginary city of Sophronia. Improvising on audience suggestions sent via Twitter, a team of writers wove together words to tell a story projected on the walls of Medtronic Gallery.

Ed Bok Lee reading tarot cards for Poetry Tarot

Ed Bok Lee reading tarot cards for Poetry Tarot.

Poetry tarot offered a chance to confer with a poet for a personalized poem-fortune.

People waited for their first chance to catch all 24-hours of Christian Marclay's The Clock

People waited for their first chance to catch all 24-hours of Christian Marclay’s The Clock

Some chose to pass the time with Christian Marclay’s looping, 24-hour film, The Clock.

Costumes: a Northern Spark tradition

Costumes: a Northern Spark tradition

Although the storm moved much of the action indoors, people dressed up—in their best costumes or rain gear—and went out into the evening to celebrate the vibrant and boisterous arts community that pulls together every year around Northern Spark.

Artists Installing: Jim Hodges

American sculptor Jim Hodges spent the past week in the galleries installing his delicate, poetic, and often colorful artworks for his mid-career retrospective, Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take. With materials ranging from glass, mirrors, denim, silk, chains, and restaurant napkins, the exhibition—which opens Saturday—engages viewers’ every sense. Visitors get a first chance to preview […]

Jim Hodges installing in gallery 1. All photos by Gene Pittman.

Jim Hodges installing in Gallery 1. All photos by Gene Pittman

American sculptor Jim Hodges spent the past week in the galleries installing his delicate, poetic, and often colorful artworks for his mid-career retrospective, Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take. With materials ranging from glass, mirrors, denim, silk, chains, and restaurant napkins, the exhibition—which opens Saturday—engages viewers’ every sense. Visitors get a first chance to preview the exhibition during the special Valentine’s Day After Hours.

Hodges inspecting one of the blown glass bells that make up Untitled (bells), 2002.

Hodges inspecting one of the blown glass bells that make up Untitled (bells), 2002.

It takes many hands—and two ladders—to install this mirror mosaic piece, Untitled, 2011.

It takes many hands—and two ladders—to install this mirror mosaic piece, Untitled, 2011.

Hodges and Olga Viso, cocurator and Walker Executive Director, watching as Here's Where where we will stay, 1995 is lifted into place.

Hodges and Olga Viso, exhibition co-curator and Walker executive director, watch as Here’s where where we will stay, 1995 is lifted into place.

 

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