Walker Art Center / Sculpture Garden, Minneapolis
Sculpture Gardens at the Walker Art Museum
Located near Loring Park, outside of the Walker Art Museum, the Sculpture Gardens is a great place to visit. A free exhibit, it is fun to just walk around and look at the different sculptures. One of the pieces, Spoonbridge and Cherry, has become a Minneapolis landmark. A giant spoon with a cherry at it's tip with a fountain flowing out of it's top, it has downtown Minneapolis as it's backdrop.
Address: Outside of the Walker Art Museum
Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
The Walker Art Center is one of the nation's primary resources for contemporary art. Focusing on the visual, performing, and media arts, the Walker takes a multidisciplinary approach to the creation, presentation, interpretation, collection, and preservation of the arts. It is known for its major exhibitions of 20th-century art, for its presentation of vanguard music, dance, theater, film, and video, and for its innovative education programs. Many of the performers are invited to participate in artist-in-residence activities and are frequently commissioned to create works that premiere in Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, a project of the Walker and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, is adjacent to the museum. The Walker's permanent collection of more than 8,000 works represents important artistic currents of the 20th century, in a range of styles from figurative to abstract.
Directions: The Walker Art Center is located on Vineland Place where Lyndale and Hennepin avenues merge. If heading west on I-94, take Exit 231B and go north on Lyndale/Hennepin. MTC bus lines 1, 4, 6, 12, and 28
Visit the Sculpture Gardens near the Walker Art Center, take in a show at the Guthrie Theater
The Sculpture Gardens provide a peaceful setting containing unique and interesting sculptures, adjacent to Loring Park and right next to the dynamic atmosphere of downtown Minneapolis. The Guthrie Theater, currently located with the Walker Art Center, is nationally-reknowned for its productions.
Address: Just off the Hennepin Ave. north I-94 exit.Add to your Trip Planner
This is a definate must see! The park not only has art, but one of the best views of downtown Minneapolis that there is.
The park commenly has events going on, so check it out on a summer weekend.
Address: Located on Vineland Place
Directions: At the junction of Hennepin, Lyndale, and Oak Grove