View of the exhibition Pacita Abad, Walker Art Center, 2023; image: courtesy Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; photo: Eric Mueller
Member Event

Pacita Abad Member Previews

Related Exhibition Pacita Abad

Thursday, Oct 19, 1–8 p.m.
Friday, Oct 20, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Floor 4

Member Tickets

Members see it first! Enjoy advance viewing hours of Pacita Abad before this exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, October 21. Please note that this event does not require timed tickets and is included with regular member admission.

The first retrospective of Pacita Abad (born 1946, Basco, Philippines; died 2004, Singapore) features more than forty daring works including her signature trapunto paintings — stuffed, quilted canvases Abad adorned with materials and methods she investigated during her lifetime. Her bold, colorful pieces are deeply personal expressions of her lived experience, and the exhibition celebrates the work of an artist whose vibrant visual, material, and conceptual concerns are as urgent today as they were three decades ago.