All Day Ahead activities are a flat rate of $45 and include admission, transportation to and from the venue, and a guided tour where possible. Tours will begin at 9:30 AM and end by 4:00 PM. Lunch is not included unless noted. Pay for Day-Ahead activities through the registration page.
Tour of the Walker Art Center and Sculpture Garden
Join us as we tour the collection of the Walker Art Center and Sculpture Garden. Considered one of the foremost art museums in the country, the Walker features a world-renowned collection of contemporary art. The sculpture garden features work from artists such as Claus Oldenburg, Martin Puryear, Deborah Butterfield, James Turell, Richard Serra, Kiki Smith, and Theaster Gates. Lunch options include Esker Grove at the museum or other local options (not included).
Sacred + Secular Architecture Tour
Join local architects on an architecture tour of sacred + secular spaces of the Twin Cities. Among others, locations will include the Cathedral of St. Paul and Bigelow Chapel. The tour will stop for lunch (not included) between site visits.
Join us as we visit two Minneapolis non-for-profit art spaces: the Soap Factory and Midway Contemporary. Located in an old warehouse, the Soap Factory is a laboratory for artistic experimentation and innovation dedicated to supporting artists through the presentation of contemporary art in an historic environment. Founded in 2001, Midway Contemporary’s gallery and library facilitate significant new developments in visual art and focus on artists who have never shown their work in the Midwest or often even in the United States. The group will stop for lunch (not included) between sites.
Join us as we visit two of the Twin Cities’ premier non-profit art spaces. The Minnesota Center for Book Arts celebrates the book as a vibrant contemporary art form that takes many shapes. The Highpoint Center for Printmaking is dedicated to advancing the art of printmaking by providing educational programs, community access, and collaborative publishing opportunities to engage the community and increase the appreciation and understanding of the printmaking arts. The group will stop for lunch (not included) between sites.
Printmaking Workshop on Bethel’s Campus
We invite you to spend the day in Bethel’s printmaking studio working with a master printmaker to explore relief printmaking. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn about relief printing and create their own prints with the help of the workshop instructor. Supplies and box lunches will be provided.
Join us as we tour two of the area’s premier museums. With over 90,000 objects MIA’s collection includes art from six continents, spanning over 5,000 years. Designed by Frank Gehry, The Weisman Art Museum contains a permanent collection of over 25,000 works of art and is especially rich in the areas of American modernism, ceramics, Mimbres pottery, and Korean furniture. The group will stop for lunch (not included) between sites.
Photography Workshop- Photographing the Twin Cities
We invite you to spend the day photographing picturesque sites around the Twin Cities. Led by a professional photographer, this workshop is designed for photographers of all experience levels. Participants should bring their own camera. Transportation and lunch will be provided.
Sacred Art Gallery Tour
You are invited to join us as we tour the Westminster Gallery—featuring Paul T. Granlund’s famous sculpture, “The Birth of Freedom,” as well as paintings by He Qi, serigraphs by John August Swanson, linocut prints by Robert Hodgell, katazome prints by Sadao Watanabe, and much more—at Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Thrivent Collection of Religious Art—a 1200-piece collection, including pieces by Albrecht Dürer and Rembrandt van Rijn to Édouard Manet and Grace Hartigan—in downtown Minneapolis. This walking tour will stop for lunch (not included) between sites.