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Allen Ruppersberg’s word-for-word transcription of Oscar Wilde’s novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is a painting about a book about a painting. As the artist saw it, “It was kind of natural to turn [the novel] around into a painting...If you want to stand in a gallery and read it, from start to finish, you could. But at the same time, it is a completely visual object.” This work illustrates Ruppersberg’s conceptual practice in which he begins with an idea and follows a strict method to achieve his ends. The entire novel has been painstakingly copied in felt-tip pen, a process that took several months to complete.

See this piece, and more, in "Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property 1968–2018", currently on view through July 29.

Celebrate #ArtMuseumDay with a $95 Walker membership for two (regularly $125) and receive free gallery access at the Walker and over 800 other museums. Available now through Sunday May 20. Join via the link in our bio.

“A haunting record of history made poetic. Reminiscent of the films of Chris Marker...an immersive and highly personal film. Hypnotic in its provocation.”—Variety

The critically-acclaimed film "In the Intense Now" by João Moreira Salles is a cine-essay on 1968, incorporating found footage from fleeting moments in a year of intense global protests when people believed in the possibility of changing the world.
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The world premier of "The Last Jazz Fest" is this weekend! "Visual artists Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin and DJ Ashland Mines add to the already kaleidoscopic palette of [Jason Moran's longtime trio] the Bandwagon, which has been reinventing jazz for nearly 20 years now."—@StarTribune lists Moran's commissioned work as a concert not to be missed. Get tickets now via the link in our bio!

@walkerteens are taking over on May 25th! Bring your friends for free food and drinks, jewelry- and print-making, movies, and live music from #KariFaux, Early Eyes, and DJ Hlpwntd. For teens, by teens, and totally free. RSVP via the link in our bio.

Join us tomorrow during Target Free Thursday Night as former Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak facilitates a conversation between landscape architect Tadd Kreun (Oslund and Associates) and architect Julie Snow (Snow Kreilich Architects), who worked to complete the herculean task of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden reconstruction last summer. Learn more via the link in our bio.

"We had to mediate between the very diverse language of the Barnes building and the Herzog addition and create something that responded intelligently to both but also tried to create a statement that is reflective of where the Walker is today." Joan Soranno, FAIA and John Cook, FAIA talk about their work on the Walker's addition and expansion in #ArchitectMagazine.

This recently discovered film by Amiri Baraka (aka LeRoi Jones) focuses on Black Nationalism in Newark, New Jersey, featuring community black schools for children, the Black Arts movement, and political organizing. Preceded by Agnès Varda's observational portrait of Oakland's Black Panther Party in action. With Huey P. Newton, Kathleen Cleaver, and Stokely Carmichael. Tickets and more info via the link in our bio.

Allen Ruppersberg transforms the look, sound, and feel of this gallery into a school corridor of a bygone era in this work titled "Lectures + Film Screenings." Although the classroom doors don't open, you can lean in to hear the sounds of academic lectures in progress. The "AV room" at the end of the hallway holds a collection of films and aging equipment. Like a life-size time capsule, Ruppersberg's installation transports us to another time and place, one that he notes is from "an indeterminate past." #Ruppersberg is now on view through July 29.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! Hope you're enjoying spring in the garden🍒 (📷 by @cm.schnei)

Celebrated jazz pianist/composer/visual artist Jason Moran returns to the Walker on May 18-19 to present a new multimedia performance that examines the various ways jazz functions: as freedom music, as a model of democracy, and as a prop. The work features Moran’s trio the Bandwagon (with bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Nasheet Waits) and DJ Ashland Mines in collaboration with artists Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin, whose narrative-driven video installations explore the fluid nature of identity, community, and cultural subjectivity.

Tickets and more info via the link in our bio.

"I personally try to make information available not only in a written way...I try also to work with images, with fantasy, with jokes, with humor. It accelerates the discussion of the problem of a new society.. ..so I work coming from the idea of art as the most important means to transform the society."—One of the most influential artists of the postwar period and a key participant in the 1960's Fluxus movement, Joseph Beuys was born on this day in 1921. His art was diverse in form, including sculpture, printmaking, drawing, performance, installation, and multiples—two- or three-dimensional artworks made in multiple copies. Produced in large quantities and sold at low prices, these multiples became vehicles for Beuys' ideas, often sparking debate. Today, the Walker holds examples of more than 500 of Beuys’s multiples, one of only three large collections in the US. [#JosephBeuys, "3 Tonnen-Edition (3 Ton Edition)" (1973–1985) from the Walker Collection]

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