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Art March, 2 2010

Benches and Binoculars at Walker Art Center

Walker Art Center reminds that all art was once contemporary in the current installation Benches and Binoculars. The galleries are crowded with masterpieces and oddities from the Walker’s collection, indicative of both past artistic trend and the institutions own history. By utilizing a salon style hanging (as seen above in the installation view), the Walker makes a nod to founder T.B. Walker and creates an unusual narrative for the selected material. As such, its a rather fun way of rediscovering the likes of Max Beckmann, Chuck Close, and Marsden Hartley.

The exhibition remains on view through November 21, 2010.

Examples from Benches and Binoculars after the jump.

Franz Marc, Die grossen blauen Pferde (The Large Blue Horses), 1911

Chuck Close, Big Self-Portrait, 1967-1968

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