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Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.3/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
One of the most celebrated art museums in the country, the Walker Art Center is known for its innovative presentations and acclaimed collections of contemporary art across the spectrum of the visual, performing, and media arts. Walker programs examine the questions that shape and inspire us as individuals, cultures, and communities. Located in the WeDo MPLS Cultural District, its campus includes the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
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  • This is mostly what I call "ultra-contemporary" art. Not for the classical art lover. It really takes a stretch for you to say you enjoy this type of art - maybe you can appreciate it, but most averag...  read more »
  • I missed a visit to this wonderful museum on my last trip and was determined to make it this time around. I was not disappointed. We visited on a Thursday evening, which are free entrance with sponsor...  read more »
  • I've been a patron of the Walker for over 50 years. It is the place for "modern" (after World War II) art. The permanent collection is very good. They have three or four major exhibits every year and ...  read more »
  • Amazing selection of modern art. Beautiful views of the city. Sculpture garden is perfect for everyone: family, kids, dates. A new restaurant opening in the fall of 2016 is supposed to be good, with sight lines to Spoon and Cherry sculpture. They also have music/theater/dance performances and film on a regular basis.
  • Always interesting to see what new things they have at the exhibits. Clean, helpful staff, nice gift shop. Good signage makes it hard to get lost.
  • A beautiful museum with intriguing art! While I don't always enjoy some of the more modern art forms, Walker has enough of a variety that I was never bored. Their minigolf is very fun and different (in a good way) and a great restaurant and break spot sit right next door! I highly recommend stopping by the golf before your tee time.
  • Really like the facade of this modernist piece of architecture. Unfortunately there was much construction with chain link fences all over and the sculpture garden under renovation. I'll need to come back. Interesting programs offered as well.
  • The sculpture garden is usually amazing but it is under construction, so my review is for the museum itself. I was absolutely appalled by the things they pass off as art. I don't claim to be an art critic but oh boy. Let me give you a brief run down. One exhibit was a pile of cardboard boxes. Literally. Nothing else. Another, was an everyday folding chair leaning up against a brown rug type thing on the wall. A blue plastic tub sitting on the floor. They used a wallpaper of an owl with the stockphoto watermark covering it. I wish I was kidding. There were a few pieces that were actually really good and clearly took effort, but for the most part I was really disappointed. I would not go again.
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