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- Address: 1750 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403, United States
- Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6123757600
- Ticket Price: 14 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Family And Kids
Walker Art Center - Review
It is a multidisciplinary contemporary art museum that was the first of its kind in the Mid- West. It is also rated among the top 5 museums of the country. The museum was first set up as a private gallery of lumberman Thomas Barlow Walker in 1879 and then opened as a public museum in 1927. The renovated version of the museum is much better and includes a new gallery space, a theatre, restaurant, shop, a special event space, etc. the Cowles Conservatory is another remarkable part of the museum.
As you explore the museum you will find:
- The Visual Arts Program that is a mix of contemporary, historical, group, monographic, thematic, and media-specific shows.
- The Performing Arts Center that presents local arts, dance, music and poetry events.
- There is an in- house design department here.
- They organize very good educational and informative workshops and programs for everyone.
Walker Art Center Information
- There is a nice gift shop from where you can buy small gifts and souvenirs.
Walker Art Center Ticket Prices
- USD 12 for seniors
- USD 9 for students
- Free for children below 18 years and members.
- Admission to the gallery is free on the 1st Saturday of each month.
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47.47% of people who visit Minneapolis include Walker Art Center in their plan
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People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Walker Art Center
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Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Reviews
My family enjoyed the Walker Art Center very much. Probably the highlight of our visit was a stroll around the sculpture garden outside the art center. It has the iconic cherry on the spoon sculpture as well as several other very interesting works of art. The exhibits inside were also very nice. We were a little surprised that there wasn’t more on display inside the center.
Beautiful building and great selection of exhibits. They have a good turnover rate for the current exhibits, which is nice because it keeps it fresh. The staff are not always inclusive and respectful which is upsetting. You would think they would be welcoming of all types of people but there have been times when the younger staff have been openly rude. Other than that, great location and beautiful architecture and art.
I was very impressed with most of the collections. The art is mostly contemporary, so you would better appreciate it with any open mind or taste in contemporary art. There are actually a lot of rooms all over the place and some have great views of Minneapolis. The art center combined with the outdoor sculpture garden makes a great visit.
Really beautiful interesting sculptures. Great on a weekday when there aren't as many people around. Loved that some pieces are interactive and meant to be touched. Would love to find a time when it's empty, but I suppose that's rare. Gorgeous view of the Basilica and Downtown. Perfect for families, friends, or livers.
Do you like meaningful art done with great skill? If so, you should go to MIA and skip the Walker Art Center. The "art" inside Walker will have you shaking your head and wondering what meaning anyone could get from a single string of lights or a piece of scrap carpet nailed to the wall. The sculpture garden is interesting, but has only a couple pieces that are actually worth your time. 95% of museum, both inside and out, is meaningless drivel masquerading as art.