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"Five Ways In: Themes from the Collection" L-R: Glenn Ligon, 'Self-Portrait at Eleven Years Old'; Alice Neel, 'Charlotte Willard', Kehinde Wiley, 'Untitled'

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Five Ways In: Themes from the Collection

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun. from Feb. 14-Sept. 19
Time Varies
Included with admission
Art, Museums

Anyone who has ever struggled with understanding or appreciating art may find the perfect way in here. This exhibition, drawn from the Walker’s collections, is organized by galleries into five sections: self (portraits), inside (the interior domain), outside (landscape), everyday (still life), and everything (abstraction). The words may be quotidian, but the artwork isn’t. And yet, whether a piece is by a modern master or young innovator, the paintings, sculpture, drawings, photos, and video work presented here demonstrate how artists continue to reinvent genres and look for unconventional approaches to investigating the ordinary.