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Benches & Binoculars

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Park City Grill, 2000 Goauche On Paper 7 1/2 X 6 In. © Collection Walker Art Center Miriam and Erwin Kelen Acquisition Fund for Drawings
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Die grossen blauen Pferde (The Large Blue Horses), 1911 © Collection Walker Art Center, Gift of the T.B. Walker Foundation, Gilbert M. Walker Fund
Benches & Binoculars

1750 Hennepin Ave.
55403 Minneapolis
MN
US
November 21st, 2009 - August 15th, 2010

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.walkerart.org
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
info@walkerart.org
PHONE:  
612.375.7600
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Wed, Sun 11-5; Thu 11-9; Fri-Sat 11-6
TAGS:  
mixed-media, installation

DESCRIPTION

A reminder that all art was at one time contemporary, this exhibition is inspired both by the Walker's history and the serendipity with which works come together in its storage vaults. More than 75 masterpieces, new discoveries, and notable oddities from the Walker collection crowd the gallery walls, with seating and binoculars provided so that visitors can conduct their own close-up investigations of individual works.

Contrasting with the minimalist tendencies in the galleries of many contemporary arts organizations, the salon-style installation refers to the 19th- and early 20th-century gallery practices that lumber magnate T.B. Walker emulated in displayed his personal collection. The result is a lively and unconventional narrative of recent art history, and a testament to changing tastes over time.

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