The Walker Art Center was founded in 1927, as the first public art gallery in the Upper Midwest. In the 1940s the focus became increasingly on modern art when a gift from Mrs. Gilbert Walker made possible the acquisition of works by important artists of the day, including sculptures by Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, Alberto Giacometti, and others. From there on the Walker was to be home to innovative and ambitious exhibits that would eventually circulate all over the U.S. and eventually abroad. Today, the Walker is recognized internationally as a singular model of a multidisciplinary arts organization and as a national leader for its innovative approaches to audience engagement.
The Walker Art Center is now home to not only modern art, but plays and musical performances as well. Current attractions feature Live Forever, and exhibition of the artist Elizabeth Peyton’s work, Abstract Resistance, Tomas Saraceno, Text/Messages: Books by artists and many more.
Across the street from the Walker Art Center is the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, one of the largest outdoor urban sculpture parks in the United States. It is home to the infamous sculpture “The Spoonbridge and Cherry” which, over the years, has become a symbol of Minneapolis itself. The outdoor garden is a great activity for both adults and children who are looking to see a little bit of what makes Minneapolis unique.
Gallery Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors (65+), students/teens (w/ID) $6
Thursdays are Target Free Thursdays, free admission from 5-9pm!!
Sculpture Garden- Free- 6am-midnight daily
Tours of the Gallery and Sculpture Garden are included free with Admission to the gallery
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