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February 28th, 2009
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Free Will Eisner events at Minneapolis College of Art & Design Sunday 1 March
MCAD will have free events for "Will Eisner Week" starting 1pm Sunday 1 March 2009 in room Aud 150.

Sunday afternoon, there will be 2 illustrated talks (including one by guest Christopher Couch), and a screening of the documentary "Will Eisner - Portrait of a Sequential Artist".

MCAD is in the south side of the arts complex that includes the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Children's Theater of Minneapolis. 2501 Stevens Ave South, Minneapolis 55404.

For additional information: willeisner.com/will_eisner_week/

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From:asimovberlioz
Date:March 1st, 2009 08:13 am (UTC)
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What happened to the Walker Art Center?
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From:retooned
Date:March 1st, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC)
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Most of the original structure remains (though the old Guthrie Theater was completely torn-down). There was a *Large* addition built up the hill to the south along Hennepin Ave. You can probably Google pictures. It is huge & cubic, and looks like a 60s sculpture project -- probably the design looked cute as a small architect's model.
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From:retooned
Date:March 1st, 2009 03:17 pm (UTC)
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I don't know the political dynamics of having 2 large art museum institutions competing in the same city/metro area. They both exist. I don't know if they co-exist well.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 1st, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
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They do, as their missions are completely different they have nothing to do with eachother and are not competing. MIA falls more along the traditional line of art and antiquity and the Walker focuses on modernism on up. Think of the dynamic between the Met and MOMA in NYC.

Also remember that while MCAD shares lot space with MIA, they are not affiliated. They used to be, but broke in the very late 1970s.

Hope to see you at the event today! :)
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From:ursulasart
Date:March 1st, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC)
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(this was me.)
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