AIGA Design Legend Gold Medalist Sheila Levrant de Bretteville has been a consistent trailblazer over her five decades of practice as a designer and artist.
From founding the first design program for women at CalArts, co-creating the Feminist Studio Workshop, and running the Woman’s Building and the Women’s Graphic Center to being the first woman to receive tenure at Yale University School of Art, de Bretteville has been at the forefront of conversations regarding design, equality, and culture.
Since 1990, she has been director of the Yale University graphic design MFA program, one of the most adventurous and forward-thinking of its kind in the world. Through her leadership and teaching, the program has been in constant dialogue with the international design scene, embracing a critical and experimental approach to design while producing some of the most exciting young designers today.
She is also a public artist, creating poignant works that celebrate and illuminate the neighborhoods they exist within. She has created site-specific works in Hong Kong, Russia, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and many other places. In 2004 de Bretteville received the “Design Legend Gold Medal” from AIGA.
Insights is a design lecture series for progressive creatives. A unique collaboration between the Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota, the series embraces the unexpected to present diverse, exploratory, and contemporary lecturers.
Featuring perspectives from around the world, Insights gives voice to adventurous design thinkers and makers. These designers often pose challenges and push the edges of their profession, in turn inspiring us to identify new perspectives in our own work
6:00 pm Cocktails
7:00 pm Lecture
Directly following each lecture, meet the lecturer and chat with fellow design lovers in the Walker’s Bazinet Main Lobby.
$24 ($19 Walker and AIGA members; $10 students)
Purchase online or call 612.375.7600
Save with an Insights Series Package:
$72 ($57 Walker and AIGA members; $30 students)
Just add all four Insights lectures to your cart and the discount will magically be applied at checkout. Otherwise, you can purchase packages at the Walker box office.
Watch Anywhere: Insights Viewing Parties
Every Insights lecture will be webcast free and in real time on YouTube. The live stream will be up on walkerart.org about 10-15 minutes before 7 pm CST.
Note that the Greg Hoffman talk will not be streamed.
- Tuesday, March 13: Sheila Levrant de Bretteville of Yale
- Tuesday, March 27: Paul Soulellis of Counterpractice
About the Insights Lecture Series
For over three decades, the Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota have co-presented the Insights Design Lecture Series and brought the world’s most adventurous design thinkers and makers to the Twin Cities.
Redefine your understanding of graphic design, dive into the thinking behind the work, then hang out after the lectures to meet the lecturers, grab a drink, and chat with your fellow design lovers.
Past lectures are archived on the Walker Art Center YouTube channel.