Walker Art Center

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A Bonanza of Contemporary Art

Jack Pierson "Beauty" | Walker Art Center

One of the charms of the Walker Art Center is that you never know what you’ll see there. The exhibits encompass painting, sculpture, video, multi-media and performance art. The programming changes frequently and is a mix of past master retrospectives and bleeding edge contemporary work. (My personal favorite is Kim Beom’s Yellow Scream (2012) which manages to be hilarious, smart and cool at the same time — no easy feat.)

Passing Winter - Yayoi Kasuma | Walker Art Center

After you have taken in the indoor art, take it outside. The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, which is run in conjunction with the Parks & Recreation department, is across the street and is free and open to the public daily untilmidnight. Visitors are welcome to lounge in the Open Field, where they can participate in art projects, grab a bite to eat or just play board games. (Right now the Open Field has been turned into a mini golf course celebrating the 25th anniversary of the sculpture garden.)

Open Field, Walker Art Center

The museum’s gift shop is actually pretty good. In addition to the usual stationary and books, they also sell unique and useful gifts. On our last trip we saw this portable six pack holder [link], the perfect accessory for this bike-friendly and beer-friendly city.

As one of the top contemporary art museums in the country, don’t miss the Walker. It’s a chance to stretch your mind, your legs and probably your definition of art.

Know Before You Go:

They offer free admission on Thursday nights from 5-9pm and on the first Saturday of each month.

Bottom Line:

As one of the top contemporary art museums in the country, don’t miss the Walker. It’s a chance to stretch your mind, your legs and probably your definition of art.

One response to “Walker Art Center”

  1. avatar Franca says:

    It looks like this museum would be my cup of tea. While traveling we are always looking for contemporary art exhibitions or projects, the fact that you can get involved in art project in the outside space is awesome, I’d love to do that 🙂

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Last updated: March 2, 2014