Walker Art Center Opens Interactive Exhibition for All Ages

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The Walker Art Center has opened an interactive exhibition, “Open House,” that will run from September 21 through November 23, 2012. The exhibition is designed for all ages and will engage the public in a variety of ways. It is appropriate for children as young as six years old, and the activity areas are organized so that no prior art experience is required to participate.

The “Open House” exhibit invites visitors to engage in conversations about art as they navigate their way through the building. Visitors will be encouraged to become involved in various hands-on activities including an electronic drum kit where users can create a unique soundscape, a series of interactive video stations where visitors can stage their own scene and have it photographed, and a fun mirror maze where participants are encouraged by museum staff to make silly faces. Visitors who participate in the exhibit will be offered guided tours led by artists or curators at scheduled times throughout the day.

The Walker Art Center invites visitors to step out of their comfort zone and experience art in an exciting new way! This interactive exhibition has been designed with all levels of art lovers in mind: families, children, teens, adults, and seniors alike.

The Walker Art Center has a new exhibition in their Atrium called “What Do You See?” It’s an interactive exhibit for all ages. The exhibit is made up of 50,000 images from Flip Your Wig, that’s a website where anyone can upload photos to be flipped. Visitors are encouraged to take pictures of the interactive art with their own cell phones and upload them to the internet.

Tate Modern opened a similar exhibition last year in London, and it was called “Blink”, which is also the title of this blog post by Joan Anderman. She says, “There is something magical about making art and discovering it at the same moment.” That’s because when you are taking one of these pictures with your cell phone you have no idea what you’re creating until you upload it to Flip Your Wig.

The Walker Art Center will also have a flip-your-wig kiosk on site that visitors can use to create their own art and send them right out to the internet. Tate Modern closed its installation in October and there was talk of extending Blip, but I don’t know if they did or not.

I’ve been doing this now for about ten minutes and I’m having a blast!”**

The Walker Art Center is opening a new interactive exhibition that will “allow visitors to create their own artworks” on June 6, 2014. The exhibition title is “The Artist’s Garden: An Interactive Installation by Janet Echelman”. It will be located at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and will be open till September 7, 2014.

The exhibit is a part of their public arts series called “Inside Out.” The Walker Art Center’s Inside Out series presents large-scale, site specific installations in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Each display offers an exceptional experience for the public. This year Janet Echelman’s “The Artist’s Garden: An Interactive Installation” will be an amazing choice to attract visitors from across the world.

This interactive installation was created by Janet Echelman herself who wanted it to be both a “visual sculpture and a place of creative play”. She used her original net sculptures as well as elements like wind, mist, lights and sound to make this happen. This 25-minute experience focuses on water, mist and light. Visitors are encouraged to interact with this event by moving through it or by creating their own artwork using special tools provided by the artist.

Walker Art Center’s new interactive exhibit, “Outside the Box,” opens on Saturday, October 25 at 10 a.m. and will be on view through January 2, 2013. The walk-through installation, designed by New York City-based artist collective Snarkitecture, contains a series of nine large-scale sculptural structures that encourage visitors of all ages to touch, climb and explore.

The exhibit is free with regular museum admission and open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for December 25 and January 1 (closed).

Walker Art Center is presenting “A New Republic of the Imagination,” an interactive exhibition by pioneering interactive art collective THE CUBE: 25 Years of Collaborative Explorations. This exhibition, opening May 20 and free with admission to the Walker, explores and celebrates the creative potential of technology, multimedia and interactive art.

Author:John Zeleznikow

Walker Art Center announced today that its first-ever mobile app, Walker 360°, is now available for free download on the App Store and Google Play. The app, which was developed in partnership with Minneapolis-based digital agency Smart Design, transforms the Walker into a one-of-a-kind mobile experience that allows users to look up, down, behind and around almost every object in the galleries.

Tucked inside a museum are some things you can’t normally see: there are rooms without walls, stairways that go nowhere and places where you might get lost. But now anyone can experience these secret spaces through the new Walker Art Center app.”We wanted to transform the Walker into an interactive space everyone could enjoy,” said Margy Waller, director of digital strategy at the Walker. “We’re really excited about it because it gives our visitors a more engaging experience than ever before.””Walker Art Center has always been at the forefront of innovation in contemporary art,” said Eric Monacelli, vice president of Creative Technology Group at Smart Design. “Their mission to engage people through art is equally matched by their commitment to technology as a way to create deeper connections between people and art.”

The Walker Art Center’s new exhibition is an interactive experience that will take visitors on a journey from their own everyday experiences to the fantastical worlds of contemporary art.

The exhibition, “Take Heart: Hand-Held Histories,” includes over 100 works of art by 47 contemporary artists from around the world. The pieces include sculptural works in a range of sizes, wall-mounted installations, videos, and animations.

A collection of small sculptures are attached to a wall in a large room on the first floor. Visitors will enter the room through a veil of puffs of smoke emitted from large pipes hanging overhead. On the floor, dozens of small wooden plaques are arranged in rows like tiles on a checkerboard. As visitors walk among these plaques, they trigger sensors that activate short video clips projected onto screens above the plaques. The clips consist of interviews with people who have used or collected hand-held fans and reflect upon their significance in their lives. In one clip an elderly woman describes how she got her first fan when she was eight years old and how it became her most prized possession throughout her childhood. She tells how when she was a young woman she gave her fan to her sister as part of her dowry and eventually passed it down to her daughter

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