The Walker Acquires Works from Local Artists to Collection

Davida Erdahl

In a modern acquisition, the Walker Art Center has included 39 new functions from Minnesota artists to its selection. Notably, it includes a three-element painting by St. Paul artist Ta-coumba T. Aiken, titled NO Words. A element of the museum’s exhibition, 5 Strategies In: Themes from the Assortment, the paintings arrive right after Aiken’s history of developing art around social justice and local community.

The paintings came from Aiken’s return to intensive studio exercise and were motivated by the murder of George Floyd and the situations that adopted. Depicting faces in “thought bubbles” by his abstract strokes, Aiken’s paintings are a connect with to motion. On the title Aiken claims, “‘No Words’ is not the inability to chat, but the disbelief that you have to have to say something else.”

Because Executive Director Mary Ceruti’s 2018 arrival, the museum has improved their work to include additional existing or

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