Walker’s latest After Hours Preview Party almost sounds too good to be true. With a DJ, dancing, cocktails, art-making, photobooth, rumors of karaoke, and a ferris wheel overlooking their sculpture garden and downtown Minneapolis, we knew we had to get tickets. So we did. You’re welcome.
An intimate group of TWC members will have VIP access to the party one hour before it officially begins (And the VIP admission price too). Starting at 8pm, we’ll meet up for a special cocktail hour and talk with one of Walker’s guides about their newest masterpiece exhibition, International Pop.
At 9pm, the rest of the Minneapolis art scene joins in and turns this TWC soiree into a pop art festival spanning a museum, a sculpture garden, and decades of the brightest art of the last century. Revel in the opening of The Walker’s newest exhibit with late-night festive amusements from around the world. Play with your image on the Virtual Graffiti Wall, indulge in specialty cocktails featuring Prairie Organic Vodka and small bites by D’Amico, and carouse the night away with Liberty Finch and DJ Izzy of KFAI’s Pop Shop.
Date: Friday, April 10
Time: 8PM - 12AM. TWC members have VIP access one hour before the event officially begins at 9PM
Location: Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
The Walker’s New Masterpiece Exhibit: International Pop
Organized by the Walker Art Center, International Pop chronicles the global emergence of Pop art from the 1950s through the early 1970s. This groundbreaking exhibition follows the trajectories of Pop and its critical points of contact with global developments in art such as Nouveau Réalisme (France), Concretism and Neo-Concretism (Brazil), the Art of Things (Argentina), Anti-Art (Japan), Capitalist Realism (Germany), Happenings, and Neo-Dada. The landmark exhibition recaptures the energy and inquisitiveness of this moment in art, expanding the frame of its influence and diversity while reenergizing questions around the true significance, breadth, and definition of Pop art. Created in dialogue with an international array of curators and scholars, International Pop features some 140 works from 14 countries as well as a dedicated film/video program daily in the galleries.