On view for a two-year period will be many iconic works from the collection and recent acquisitions
In 2015, the Walker will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its founding as a public art center dedicated to presenting and collecting the art of our times. Curated by the executive director Olga Viso and guest curator Joan Rothfuss, the exhibition looks at 75 years of collecting at the Walker -a history distinguished not only by bold and often risk-taking choices but also acquisitions that have consistently breached the boundaries of media or disciplines. The exhibition foregrounds many of these prescient choices. On view for a two-year period will be many iconic works from the collection, including Edward Hopper's Office at Night (1940), Franz Marc's The Large Blue Horses (1911), Chuck Close's Big Self-Portrait (1967-1968), Yves Klein's Mondo Cane Shroud (1961), and others. The celebration continues in the Burnet Gallery with a selection of recent acquisitions. Global, cross-disciplinary, and diverse, the exhibition reflects the Walker's continued efforts to collect the most adventuresome works being made today. (Image: Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1981). October 16, 2014 opening-night party 5-10pm and weekend-long Walktoberfest celebration.