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Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

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#6 of 11 in Museums in Minneapolis
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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  • It has been many years since I have been to the Walker. My son and I enjoyed it, but we REALLY enjoyed the outdoor sculpture garden. It has been redone since my last visit.  more »
  • Great venue for a beautifully decorated and catered event for the AIGA conference attendees. Enjoyed viewing the exhibits and shops while eating, drinking and mingling with other attendees.  more »
  • We visited the neighboring Sculpture Park (fabulous) and took advantage of the free admission to Walker Art Center. The museum itself is beautiful. We didn't have a lot of time, so visited only a coup...  more »
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  • I love the sculpture garden here, it's beautiful. It's free to walk through and is a good activity if you have some extra time. The museum portion is also nice. There are a few things that fit the typical "bad modern art" but for the most part it is very nice and well worth your time. For parking, try to find street parking in the area and simply take a short walk to the museum or sculpture garden. You'll save a few dollars!
  • I've seen some pretty cool exhibits here! The store is overpriced in my opinion. I do love the sculpture garden. I haven't checked it out since it's been remodeled but of course it still has the classic cherry spoon! Great place to picnic or take photography. It's in a great area to hang out or tour. Lots of nearby restaurants and shops.
  • Beautiful Modern art museum with rotating galleries. There's also an outstanding outdoor sculpture garden which has a few environmentally conscious features. The iconic spoon cherry sculpture over a pool of water collects rain water to be used for watering the native Minnesota prairie plants.
  • The building is beautiful, however with the changes of staff over the last few years, the exhibits seem to lack the talent I had grown to expect from the Walker. It seems that the museum is more focused on drawing a very different crowd. For instance the current exhibit is mostly video of performance art of very slow movement. While cool, one galley instead of six could have been devoted to it. The renovations of the sculpture garden are ok, but the lack of trees now has drastically reduced my family's enjoyment of it. I'm sad to see it go this way.
  • Loved the (free) sculpture garden. The art wasn't 100% my taste- very contemporary (not a bad thing if it's your cup of tea). Great space though. Inexpensive parking (5.00)

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