From British Residency to Osmania University College for Women
Walker Art Center (revised edition)
- Part of Scala’s innovative Art Spaces series
- 75 images bring the centre and its history to life
This elegant volume is a fascinating profile of a contemporary art centre revered throughout the world for the range and vitality of its visual arts, performing arts and media arts programmes. Founded by Thomas Barlow Walker, a progressive and eclectic collector of art, the Walker Art Galleries in Minneapolis opened to the public in 1927, and the building survived many adventurous and structural evolutions, adapting itself to conceptual changes in the art world and society as a whole. This was entirely appropriate for an art centre committed to fostering new ways of thinking about, learning from and experiencing the contemporary arts. This earnt it the reputation of being among the ten most visited art museums in the United States.