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Tue, Mar 3rd, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Minnesota Design, A Celebration: Insights Lecture Series

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Insights 2015 kicks off with a unique two-part event celebrating Minnesota and its long-standing design legacy. The evening begins with a presentation by Walker Art Center senior curator of design, research, and publishing Andrew Blauvelt, who will explore the Walker’s new virtual Minnesota design collection, a Web-based platform highlighting Minnesota’s diverse heritage across the design fields. From the world’s quietest room to the Honeycrisp apple, from the humble sticky note to the Prince logo, Blauvelt offers a crash course on what makes our region such a hotbed for innovation. The talk will be followed by the opening of MGDA/AIGA Minnesota: A History Exhibit, marking the history of the AIGA Minnesota chapter on the occasion of the AIGA’s 100th anniversary, curated by designer/educator/author Kolean Pitner and design director Mike Haug. On view will be fascinating ephemera, posters, and correspondence presenting the chapter’s 37-year history of helping businesses and the public understand the meaning and value of graphic design. Check out the exhibition and join us in celebrating our vibrant design community. Free snacks will be provided and a cash bar will be available.


Post-Lecture Reception Directly following each lecture, meet the lecturer and chat with fellow design lovers at the Garden Café in the lobby. Walker Cinema 1750 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis Map »


About Insights Lecture Series

Co-presented by the Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota, 2015 marks the 29th anniversary of the Insights Lecture Series bringing the world’s leading graphic designers to the Twin Cities to share their work, process, and experience. Past lectures are archived at channel.walkerart.org. The 2015 series once again features an international lineup of speakers:

  • Minnesota Design: A Celebration (featuring Andrew Blauvelt) Tuesday, March 3rd
  • April Greiman (Los Angeles) Tuesday, March 10th
  • K-HOLE (New York) Tuesday, March 17th
  • Bart de Baets (Amsterdam) Tuesday, March 24th
  • James Langdon (Liverpool) Tuesday, March 31st

Highlights of past lectures are posted on the Insights Lecture Series page.


Watch Anywhere: Insights Viewing Parties

Insights lectures will be webcast live and archived on the Walker Channel. If you can’t make it here in person this year, consider having an Insights Viewing Party with a group of friends and send in your comments and questions for the speakers via Twitter (#Insights2015). A kit to get you started is available to download.

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