About projectWALK

Spring 2017 the Museum of Walking launches projectWALK as a multi-city focus on the everyday activity of walking in one of the least walkable cities in the United States and addresses its larger role within art, history, literature, culture, and place. 

Through its artist led activities, campus, and community partnerships, projectWALK activates spaces throughout the Phoenix metro area. Activities include exhibitions/projects at the ASU Art Museum, an exhibition at the Museum of Walking (new Phoenix location for Spring), a film event at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and a transdisciplinary symposium. 

The culminating event of projectWALK is theWALK a slow paced, 90 minute contemplative walk led by Angela Ellsworth with up to a thousand bodies walking through the culturally and historically rich landscape of a riverbed in South Phoenix.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Museum of Walking in any way please contact Angela at info@museumofwalking.org.

projectWALK save the dates

  • Thursday, January 19th - Saturday May 6th, 2017: Exhibition/Performance - Liz Lerman “Treadmill Tapes” at ASU Art Museum, Tempe.
    • Treadmill Conversations:

      January 11, 19, 26; February 9, 16; March 2, 16, 30; April 20, 27

  • Saturday, January 21st – Saturday, May 27th, 2017: Exhibition - Francis Alÿs' "Ciudad Juárez Projects" at ASU Art Museum, Tempe.

  • Saturday January 28th – Saturday, May 20th, 2017: Exhibition - Museum of Walking Annex, selections from the ASU Art Museum’s collection of historic and contemporary walking artworks. ASU Art Museum, Tempe.

  • Saturday February 4th - Saturday April 15th, 2017: Exhibition/Installation - Hannah Barco exhibition at ASU Art Museum, Tempe.

  • Sunday, February 26th, 2017: Walk/Film - Join us for an unusual and moving viewing experience at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale.

  • Friday, March 3rd - Friday, May 6th, 2017: Exhibition mimeograph re-exhibition of Walking and Thinking and Walking. Project Space at Combine Studios - ASU International Artist Residency, Phoenix.
  • Saturday, March 18th, 2017: Walk Join us for theWALK, a multi-person 90 minute contemplative walk at Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area in Phoenix. Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area, Phoenix.
  • Sunday, March 26th, 2017: Workshop artist Jon Gomez in conversation with ethnobotanist Raul Puente-Marinez and fiber artist Erika Hanson. Phoenix.
  • Friday, April 14th, 2017: Symposium - moderated by Professor Ron Broglio with distance hiker and philosopher Hugh Crawford. ASU Art Museum, Tempe.