Thursday, December 27, 2007

Walker Art Center to examine the suburbs
The Walker Art Center plans to dive into the world of McMansions, strip malls and women in pink bathrobes staring at clouds in their expansive backyards ... beginning February 16. That's when Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes
opens at the Minneapolis modern art museum. The Walker's PR folks say the show is "the first major museum exhibition to examine both the art and architecture of the contemporary American suburb and its catalytic role in the creation of new art." Worlds Away is organized by the Walker in association with the Heinz Architectural Center, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. The show will feature "more than 75 works ranging from paintings and photographs to architectural models, sculptures and videos that explore a variety of suburban conditions." The photo accompanying this post is by Angela Strassheim.

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