The Museum of Walking (MoW) is an artist led educational resource center committed to the advancement of walking as an art practice.
MoW houses a small-but-mighty archive and library comprised of walking related material engaging disciplines of art, science, philosophy, health, activism, contemplation and cartography. Through workshops, exhibitions, guest speakers, and site-specific projects MoW fosters relationships between people, land, action, and site.
The Museum of Walking was founded in 2014 in 120 square foot space. As an itinerant museum we now reside in numerous places.
Mailing address: School of Art, PO Box 871505, Tempe, AZ 85287 USA
Angela Ellsworth // www.aellsworth.com
Angela Ellsworth is a multidisciplinary artist traversing disciplines of drawing, sculpture, installation, video, and performance. Her solo and collaborative work has taken in wide-ranging subjects such as illness, physical fitness, endurance, social ritual, and religious tradition. She is interested in art merging with everyday life and public and private experiences colliding in unexpected spaces. She has presented work nationally and internationally including The Getty Center, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, National Review of Live Art, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and Phoenix Art Museum. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Art at Arizona State University and is represented by Lisa Sette Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona and is the current acting director of MoW.
Steven J. Yazzie // www.stevenyazzie.com
Steven J. Yazzie is a multidisciplinary artist utilizing painting, sculpture, performance, film/video, and installation environments as a way to explore specific geographies within the southwest region of the United States as points of reference in framing metaphors of cultural conditions about place, specifically land as a source of identity, conflict, and explicit resource. Yazzie received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Intermedia at Arizona State University and studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine. He has also served honorably with the United States Marine Corps. Yazzie has been apart of numerous regional, national, and international exhibitions. Most notably he has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; National Museum of the American Indian, New York, NY; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; the Museum of Contemporary Native Art, Santa Fe, NM. Throughout Arizona, Yazzie has exhibited at the Heard Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona State University Art Museum, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson Museum of Art, and the Museum of Northern Arizona.
A D V I S O R Y B O A R D
Ron Broglio, Associate Professor of English, Director of Graduate Studies, Senior Scholar at the Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Sara Cochran, Director and Chief Curator, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Angela Ellsworth, Artist, Director, Co-founder, Museum of Walking // Associate Professor, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University
Heather Lineberry, Associate Director and Senior Curator, Arizona State University Art Museum
Grace O'Sullivan, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Arizona State University // Founder & CEO, Rare Fiber
Tania Katan, Creative Trespasser, Literary Instigator, award-winning author, keynote speaker
Steve Yazzie, Artist, Co-founder, Museum of Walking // Digital Preserve LLC
MUSEUM OF WALKING STAFF LIST
Kathryn Wood mastered the art of walking sometime in 1970. A few years later, she quick-stepped through a degree in theatre from UC Irvine, and eventually meandered into a Masters of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. She has perambulated for over two decades in San Francisco, well-known for being a rewarding walking city. She prefers urban landscape to pastoral ones, and believes that the perfect walk ends with a good lunch and an excellent book.
The Museum of Walking would like to acknowledge Bruce W. Ferguson* as the original inspiration and instigator for a museum dedicated to walking. We hope to honor the spirit of that initial conversation.
*Ferguson is an international art curator, writer, and president at Otis College of Art & Design. He curated the exhibition Walking and Thinking and Walking at the Louisisana Museum in Denmark in 1996 and encouraged Rebecca Solnit to write the book Wanderlust: A History of Walking.
D O N O R S / F U N D I N G
Arizona Community Foundation
Evelyn and Lou Grubb Foundation / Nancy Grubb
Institute for Humanities Research, Arizona State University
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University
School of Art, Arizona State University
A D V O C A T E S
Judith Rodenbeck | Claudia La Rocco | Louise Roman | David Elliott | Ernesto Pujol | Liz Lerman | Bradford McKee | Kathryn Wood | Meg Linton | Mark Klett | Noah Plumb | Eileen Standley | Timothy Rodgers | Merry Scully | Sally Smart | Amber Gore | Nancy Grubb Sage | Meredith Drum | Ann Morton | Cecily Culver | Lisa Ward | Dr. Pamela Stewart | Andrea R. Hanley | Kevin Kent | Cory J. Rogers | Nyomi Gruber and Burke Lassen | Jonathan Haddock | Candace Wilkinson | Mikey Estes | Neil Hobbs | Mimi Jardine | Amy Jorgensen | Laurie Lundquist | SE Barnet | Susan Berk | Angela Rose | Ann Shipley | Jeff McMahon | John D. Spiak | Stephani Etheridge Woodson | Gigi Scully | Carly Traxler | Forrest Snyder | Connor Descheemaker | Chequamegon Bollinger | Amy Silverman | Val Hunt | Kayla Rudess | Courtney Richter | Glaiza Boccelli | Libby O’Daniel | Jules Rochielle | Christina Lopez | Sherre DeLys | Rebecca Fish Ewan | Tamara Underliner | Erika Lynne Hanson | Sydney Lines | Sarah Santana | Jenna Duncan | Jon Spelman | Meg R. Jackson | Jes Gettler | Angela Rose Voulgarelis | Paco Rodriquez | Cathy Sarkowsky | S Hertzfeld | Trish Holt | Aleyne Larner | Catherine Haley Eostein | Hilary Lorenz | Estrella Payton | Kim Schoenstadt | Graham Coreil-Allen | Patricia Sannit | Jessica Dolence | Adriene Jenik | Bonnie Eckard | Steve Yazzie | Anne L’Ecuyer | Heather Lineberry | Julie Hampton | Rose & Clare Shakinovsky | Melissa Morris | Natalia Jaeger | Dana Buhl | John Schott | Robert Flynt | Laura Smith | Heather Green | Melora Kuhn | Sativa Peterson | Kristine Kollasch | Corrina Peipon | Sophie May Hook | Julie Anand | Margit Carson Johnson | Deborah Ross | Ron Broglio | Scott Hermanson | Tania Katan | Frank Webster | Kim Larkin | Kristen Miologos | Susan Street | Joni Palmer | Sam Demas | Mike Josephson | Paige Laino | Beth Stephens | Nic Wiesinger | Hillary Mushkin | Justin Charles Hoover | Muriel Magenta | Cydnei Mallory | Julie Poitras Santos | Beatriz Cohen | Allison Shepler | Abigail Doan | Eliza Woloson
E N D O R S E M E N T S
Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Tempe, Arizona
Arizona Historical Museum, Tempe, Arizona
Interdisciplinary Alliance of Ecological Aesthetics (IAEA), Phoenix, Arizona
Native American Connections, Phoenix, Arizona
City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Arizona
City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, Arizona
Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area, Phoenix, Arizona
Phoenix Indian Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Pueblo Grande Museum & Archaeological Park, Phoenix, Arizona
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona
Walking Artist Network, United Kingdom
Associazione Castello di Spannocchia and the Spannocchia Foundation, Siena, Italy
Etruscan Archaeology Museum, Italy
ASU Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona
Scottsdale Public Art, Scottsdale, Arizona
Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota
St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, New Jersey
Skowhegan Art Residency, Skowhegan, Maine
Women Have Wings Residency, Boulder, Colorado
Spannocchia Foundation, Siena, Italy