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Walker Art Center

1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-375-7600
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Ranked #38 of 114 attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Owner description: Internationally recognized as a leading arts venue, the Walker Art Center presents contemporary visual arts and design exhibitions; dance, theater,... more » Owner description: Internationally recognized as a leading arts venue, the Walker Art Center presents contemporary visual arts and design exhibitions; dance, theater, and music performances; and film screenings. The Walker hosts lectures, classes, and events for visitors of all ages with many of today’s leading figures from the worlds of art and culture. « less
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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The art is a very good trigger for conversation with family or strangers. I do not think that many people understand why certain pieces are in a museum- 2 brooms, tires and more non sense- The gift shop is very good, the prices in the cafeteria are more than reasonable. But the best, FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH IS FREE.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We just stumbled on the artist-designed mini-golf course at the Walker Art Center while we were visiting the Sculpture Garden (which is fun, free, and includes the Spoonbridge and Cherry icon as well as other interesting outdoor sculputures). They have two 9 hole courses. Each hole is designed by a different artist: one hole looked like a Curling rink, one... More

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Little Canada, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My husband and I decided to spend a rainy day at the museum, and we were very disappointed. There were so many closed exhibits. It was frustrating to spend so much on admission and only enjoy about half of the museum's gallery spaces. Not only were they between traveling exhibits, but some of their permanent exhibits were also closed. I... More

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Arkansas
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The day I visited the Walker the only gallery open was the non-permanent Edward Hopper exhibit. The cost to get in was $14 so that is something to consider. They were giving out free passes that would start on the next Sunday, but I was in Minneapolis on business and would not be able to take advantage of that. They... More

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San Diego, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This was strange: we visited the Walker Art Center on a Thursday afternoon and *after* we bought our tickets were told that the entire museum was shut down with the exception of the Edward Hopper exhibit! Then we were handed two tickets for free admission in August (but we are from out of town, so what good are those tickets... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Contemporary art at its best is what you will find in the Walker. Some of the exhibits will leave you befuddled; others will entrance you. Bored you will not be. Once every year, the Walker features the British Arrow Awards films, a look at the best and most artistic of British advertisements. Make sure you get your ticket in advance,... More

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Forest Lake, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Spending the afternoon on a MN summer day down at the Walker Art Center is a must at some point in your life. Walking through the dozens of galleries and being a part of the exhibits allows you to share in the vision of each artist. It is ever changing, so keep that in mind during your planned visit. For... More

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My husband and I, who live in Seattle, just completed a visit to Minneapolis for the sole purpose of visiting several art museums. High on our list was the Walker Art Center, both for its permanent collection and for the current exhibition of Edward Hopper drawings and paintings. The website dazzled with descriptions of everything going on, which unfortunately led... More

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Ames, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The Walker has exhibits that bring me to Minneapolis and I've enjoyed them and learned from them. But I feel like I'm in a private club when I'm in here: it's hard to find anything and the signage is poor. The docents and staff can't always even give directions.

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Chicago, IL
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28 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

It's a holiday weekend and ALL the exhibits and galleries are closed except for the Hopper! But admission is still full price --$14! More than disappointing. Who is planning their calendar? We are visiting for the weekend...no option for a return. And they need some exterior maintenance along their entry way. Not impressed.

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