Walker Art Center Announces Pop Re-Mix Patio Nights This Summer


One of the joys of summer in Minnesota is chilling on a lawn, and that includes the hill on the west side of the Walker Art Center's lawn and outside terrace area. This summer, folks will convene there for Rock the Garden and a few other happenings, but they will also be hanging out there this August as the museum is launching a new series that combines local artists, music, fashion, and film into one fun event.

All three evenings are free, and will run from 6 to 10 p.m. Activities and screenings are all inspired by "International Pop," an exhibition examining the work and influence of '60s pop art throughout the world.

See the complete schedule after the jump.

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Thursday, August 6

The art activity: Join Piotr Szyhalski for Labor Camp, a project celebrating the world of labor.

The music: Dosh, Ghostband, DJ Simsonson

The movie: German Economic Miracle, a post-World War II film that attempted to take despair and turn it into optimism.

Thursday, August 13

The art activity: A psychedelic DIY liquid light show.

The music: Wolf Lords, Adora Tokyo

The movie: Exploding Plastic Inevitable, an Andy Warhol flick featuring the Velvet Underground.

Bonus happening: Emma Berg and Christian Joy will be presenting fashion designs for summer and beyond, inspired by the museum's current exhibition.

Thursday, August 20

The art activity: Create art that blends Japanese and Warhol aesthetic with Yuya Negishi.

The music: Robert Everest Quartet, DJ Paul Harding

The movie: Get ready for a knowingly campy montage of clips from the era.