The Walker Art Center was the first public art gallery in the upper Midwest when it was established in 1940. Today, it is housed in a larger center that opened in 2005. It’s a world-class destination for viewing contemporary art and media and next to the center is the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, one of the largest urban sculpture parks in the country. Visitors love the iconic Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen Spoonbridge and Cherry.
The Walker Art Center has collected the visual, performing, and media arts of our time. A reflection of their multidisciplinary mission and the increasingly cross-disciplinary practice of artists, Walker Collections reflect a diverse range of artistic pursuits, including: a permanent collection of visual arts, the Ruben/Bentson Film & Video Study Collection, performing arts commissions, the library’s Rosemary Furtak Collection of artists’ books, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company Collection, and the Digital Arts Study Collection.
75 Gifts for 75 Years, January 5th, 2015 – July 2016
Liz Deschenes: Gallery 7, November 2014 – November 22nd, 2015
Art at The Center: 75 Years of Walker Collections, October 2014 – December 2016
Art at the Center: Recent Acquisitions, October 2014 – October 25th, 2015
SOON TO BE AT THE WALKER:
International Pop, April 11th, 2015 – August 29th, 2015
Jack Witter: Five Decades of Painting, November 12th, 2015 – January 2016
Hippie Modernism: the Struggle for Utopia, October 24th, 2015 – February 2016
Andrea Buttner, November 21st, 2015 – April 2016
Life in the Sky: the Elevated City, January 2016 – May 2016
Ordinary Pictures, February 2016 – October 2016
The Walker Art Center also offers Target Free Thursday Nights
Get inspired. Get in free. Gallery admission is free from 5pm to 9pm every Thursday night.
And Free First Saturdays
Gallery admission is free on the first Saturday of each month. Families can enjoy live performances, films, gallery adventures and hands-on art-making from 10am to 3pm. Activities are recommended for ages 6-12.