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Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

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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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  • I was very surprised to discover this gem in the midwest. The architecture is splendid and at the time I went they had a retrospective on choreographer Merce Cunningham across three floors! Even New Y...  more »
  • Really bothersome that the staff were not well trained in reciprocal memberships. They would not accept my reciprocal Whitney membership- I almost was at the point of making them look it up, but I fou...  more »
  • The museum didnt really have the type of art I expected. I thought they would have more traditional art, more paintings and such. Instead it was very different exhibits. The brain drawings were intere...  more »
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  • The Walker Art Center is an interdisciplinary center for visual arts, dance, music, film, and performance. To call it a museum would be to imply that it is stuffy and old. To call it a center is to imply it is thriving and alive (I tend to agree). Free admission the first Saturday of every month and every Thursday evening; it is closed Mondays and some major holidays. I have enjoyed films like "Distant" and "I Am Not Your Negro" here as well as performances like "Object Lesson." I've enjoyed lectures like the Insights Design Lecture series. The visual art focus is on modern and contemporary art, though there are older works in the permanent collection. The Walker has on view some of the permanent collection in addition to travelling/special exhibitions. It is rarely the same place twice. The facility is wheelchair accessible and there is the Art Lab on the lower level for children's activities. The architecture is beautiful and across the street is the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden (reopening June 2017). Membership levels vary from student to sponsor. I visit at least monthly. I appreciate that the Walker works to stay relevant and bring interesting art and performance to the area. Take advantage of public tours (free with gallery admission) if you are intimidated.
  • The Walker Art Center Is A Wonderful Place To View Great Art In The Twin Cities. They Have Garden Terrace Rooms Available To Rent For Special Occasions and Business Gatherings. Also, They Allow Free Entry The First Saturday of Every Month. A Must Visit If You Like Art and Are In The Minneapolis Area.
  • Great venue for an event. We had a luncheon event for about 140 people and fit well in the room on the top floor. Nice views of the city too.
  • So architecturally interesting! Two of the galleries were closed so didn't get the whole tour. Loved the outside patios, great views!
  • Tried to buy tickets to Rock The Garden, was denied because they require that you put a W in front of your member number. Now it is sold out. Walker you should add a W to all of our membership numbers on our cards so this isn't an issue. You could also limit one ticket per membership so that it doesn't sell out with 3/4 of tickets going to non-members.