The Muesum of Walking's Artistic Director, Angela Ellsworth, spoke with Arizona's local public radio KJZZ about the fundamental thought-processes and inspirations behind the museum, including the philosophy of walking as an art practice. Hear Ellsworth and KJZZ senior producer, Sarah Ventre, discuss walking in one of the least walkable cities in America here.


November 3, 2015 - March 9, 2016
Hours: Wednesdays, 2pm - 6pm

Museum of Walking
Tower Center Suite 206
123 E. University Drive Tempe, AZ 85281

Opening Reception: Tuesday November 3, 2015, 6pm - 8pm

Join us for the opening reception of MoW’s new exhibition, 2,219 Miles Makes All the Difference, on Tuesday November 3, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm at the Museum of Walking location in Tempe.
2,219 Miles Makes All the Difference is an exhibition that reflects a desire to physically connect to a place of cultural identity through an intentional walk along the southern coast of Puerto Rico. Separated from the island of her birth and raised in a land-locked Midwestern city, visual artist Estrella Payton reflects on the significance of the miles of her personal separation, the invisible histories instantly erased by tides, and the indelible traces of colonialism.
Estrella Payton is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Phoenix, Arizona.
For more information on this exhibition and full artist biography click here.

Fall Season Wrap Up!

Museum of Walking: November 11, 2014 

MoW is wrapping up its Fall 2014 season with three enticing events: A conversation with MoW’s librarian Kathryn Wood and writer / performer Claudia La Rocco, an evening of performance and the everyday in Scottsdale, and a video installation / discussion with artist and co-founder of MoW Steve Yazzie. More details below.
Angela Ellsworth and Steve Yazzie

A Conversation with Kathryn Wood and Claudia La Rocco. Moderated by Angela Ellsworth.

Kathryn Wood, Claudia La Rocco, and Angela Ellsworth will discuss the possibilities of a meandering library system and an experiential archive designed for the Museum of Walking. After the talk we will walk "A" mountain. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 

Talk 7 - 8pm, Walk 8 - 9pm

MoW is open 6 - 9pm on this evening. 
Location: Arizona State University CampusTower Center A, Suite 206, 123 E. UniversityTempe, Arizona, 85287, Entrance on University or upstairs in the back of building

Kathryn Wood (MLIS) is the librarian for the Museum of Walking. Kathryn 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 landscapes to pastoral ones, and believes that the perfect walk ends with a good lunch and an excellent book.
Claudia La Rocco is a poet, critic and teacher whose work frequently revolves around interdisciplinary projects and performances. Recent collaborators include the performance company Findlay//Sandsmark, the composer Phillip Greenlief and The Bureau for the Future of Choreography. She contributes regularly to Artforum and The New York Times, runs and is a member of the Off the Park press.  She is the author of The Best Most Useless Dress (Badlands Unlimited, 2014) a selection of writings encompassing a decade's worth of poetry, essays, performance texts and reviews. La Rocco is currently guest teaching artist at Arizona State University’s School of Film, Dance and Theatre.


Thursday, November 20, 2014
7 - 9pm

Location: MoW SITE2: Livery Studio Space, 3125 N. Brown Street, Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona

What gives a memory value? What will you walk away with? Join 9 artists in a collaborative quest to explore the notion of a souvenir in Old Town Scottsdale on the Artwalk Thursday, November 20th,

This event is sponsored by Scottsdale Public Art Residency, School of Art and Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University, and the Museum of Walking.

Looking for Tsosido

Thursday, December 18, 2014
7 - 9pm

Location: MoW SITE2: Livery Studio Space, 3125 N. Brown Street, Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona

Steven J. Yazzie's 2013 video installation "Looking For Tsosido" explores the polymorphous mythologies of self through the process of hiking a Navajo Sacred Mountain, Sis' najinni (Blanca Peak), Colorado.  The work utilizes extreme backpacking, video documentation, and the backdrop of a sacred mountain as a lens and framework to build on personal and cultural histories in a confluence of actions and revelations that occur over time. 

Join MoW for this one night video installation at the MoW SITE2 location in December.  
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