With spring arriving the ice has broken at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and soon the Spoonbridge and Cherry will be glistening in the sun from the mist emitted from the cherry stem. An iconic image for the City of Minneapolis, the Spoonbridge and Cherry was the vision of Claes Oldenburg and his wife Coosje van Bruggen and was installed in 1988 after taking 3 years to create. The pond at its base is in the shape of a Linden seed as an homage to the Linden trees lining the garden.
With 11 acres of land and more than 40 works of art in the garden, it is a definite To Do in the Twin Cities.
From May 21st to September 7th this year, visit the Garden for Walker on the Green: Artist-Designed Mini Golf. Also June 20th and 21st you can Rock the Garden 2015.
The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is one of the crown jewels of the city’s park system, uniting two of Minnesota’s most cherished resources — its greenspace and its cultural life. The 11-acre site, home to the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry, showcases more than 40 works from the Walker Art Center’s renowned collection. A partnership with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, the Garden is a top destination for visitors, who enjoy not only the art but also the seasonal displays in the Cowles Conservatory and the Alene Grossman Memorial Arbor and Flower Garden.
Garden Tours:Free guided tours of the Garden are offered May though September on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 am. Meet by the steps at the Vineland Place entrance to the Garden.
Parking: Pay parking is available in the City of Minneapolis garage on the Walker site (entrance on Vineland Place at Bryant Avenue), in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden pay lot, and on the street (hourly and metered)