Dear MoW Friends,
Museum of Walking had a busy Fall 2015 with panels, walks, exhibition openings and a radio interview.
Arizona's NPR, Radio KJZZ, visited the Museum of Walking to learn about walking in one of the least walkable cities in America. Listen to the interview here.
We presented a panel and workshop for the International Sculpture Conference in Phoenix and organized a long walk in Douglas, Arizona/ Agua Prieta, Sonora to experience Postcommodity's thought-provoking Repellent Fence.
Winter 2016 we kicked off the season with a generative visit from art historian and cultural critic Judith Rodenbeck who gave a lecture entitled Bipedal Modernity to a large audience at the ASU Art Museum. In February, internationally recognized walking artist and performer Ernesto Pujol will be with us speaking on Making Conscious Culture. In March we also have Phoenix-based artist Estrella Payton speaking about her current exhibition and artist/ scholar Maria Whiteman talking about her upcoming exhibition, Temporal Turns in the Landscape.
Oh, and of course we have more walks and an expanded network of collaborators. See below for details.
GALLERY HOURS - SPRING 2016
Wednesday from 2pm – 6pm or by special appointment.
If you come to the museum on Wednesdays between 2pm – 6pm you will meet our new intern, Emily Thomas, a photography undergraduate student at Arizona State University. Stop by MoW and Emily can introduce you to the recently updated Museum of Walking Research Institute (MoWRI)with more books and maps.
The Museum of Walking Research Institute (MoWRI) has expanded its library and we have had a lot of visitors. A dedicated walker from Austria stopped by MoW to share her knowledge of pilgrim routes throughout Europe and Japan. We also had a visit from Patty Talahongva, with Native American Connections, to discuss a collaboration around walking, health, land, and specifically the restoration project of the Phoenix Indian High School. Here is a recent NPR interview with Patty about reclaiming the high school and turning it into a cultural center. MoW is excited about this collaboration.
Curated Walks in Spring 2016 include contemplative walks with Angela Ellsworth and Interpretive Ranger, Amber Gore. Amber has a degree in Parks and Recreation Management and is an Interpretive Park Ranger at the Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant Regional Park. She is also a cellist and vocalist in the chamber folk band North Brother Island and is also owner/stylist at Honeycomb Organic Hair Salon in Phoenix. We are excited to announce that Amber Gore will be joining the Museum of Walking as a Curator of Walking.
Lastly, the Museum of Walking will be in Residence at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota for a campus-wide WALK FEST! The residency will culminate in a mighty durational walk.
Museum of Walking (MoW)