Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

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Formal Garden Meets Contemporary Sculpture

Spoonbridge and Cherry, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is perhaps most famous for its iconic fountain/statue Spoonbridge and Cherry, but this 11-acre garden houses over 40 works by modern masters.

Standing Glass Fish, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Personally, my favorite work isĀ Frank Gehry’s Standing Glass Fish located in the heart of the Cowles Conservatory. This monumental sculpture rises from a lily pond and soars above the viewer in a virtuoso marriage of art and engineering.

Jenny Holzer’s thought provoking plaza is another favorite of mine. Spend some time among her aphorisms, which are engraved on granite benches, and meditate on the meaning of it all.

Know Before You Go:

Open 6am-Midnight every day. The Cowles Conservatory is closed Mondays, open Tuesday-Sunday from 10am-5pm. Free admission.

Bottom Line:

An iconic, beautiful and thought-provoking stroll. Not bad for a city park!

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Last updated: March 2, 2014