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Walker Art Center

1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Ranked #37 of 87 Attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Art Museums, Cultural
Activities: Arts and crafts
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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.

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485 reviews 485 reviews
199 attraction reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We were in Minneapolis in October when they happen to be having the weekend anniversary party at the Walker. Since we were already visiting the sculpture garden & this was right next door (& free) we decided to check it out. I'm not sure if it's always free or if it was something special for the event that weekend. It's... More

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South Bend
4 reviews 4 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

While I have enjoyed moder art exhibits and musems in the past this one was somewhat disappointing. The sculpture garden outside the museum was very nice. However, I did not find the Walker exhibits to be very intersting or enjoyable. Most of the art seemed to focus on the more negative human emoitions. While I don't think all art needs... More

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The Hague
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17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

One of the best sculpture gardens I've ever been to, and the museum is an architectural triumph. This is a good collection from a great selection of artists. The size of the museum is just right: you feel sated but not overwhelmed. Bring your camera!

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Byron, Illinois
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We visited with our son who graduated college with a bachelors degree in fine art, so he loved the Walker Art Center. We were overwhelmed by the sometimes too loud, too gaudy, or too gross art exhibits. i guess we're just getting old and appreciate the old masters. Some pieces, tho, were genuinely beautiful.

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Rochester, NY
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26 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We walked all over, taking elevators, and climbing stairs, but other than the current lead exhibition, couldn't find the galleries before we ran out of steam. In the Black Art Exhibit the tiny room showing a video of an artist, his hole making device, and the strange room he reaches through the hole, rather like Alice in Wonderland, is the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

First Saturdays of the month are free and geared towards families. There were exhibits and activities. The squishy circuits was the best!! The sculpture garden is always free and enjoyable. I would definitely go again.

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Minot, North Dakota, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Each time I visit Minneapolis the Walker Art Center is at the top of the list as places I can't miss. This gallery is known throughout the world as a center for new ideas and concepts in modern art. To have a gallery of this caliber in the Midwest is not only a treasure to the residents of the Twin... More

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Tallahassee, FL
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

If I were to do this again, I would skip the museum which is expensive (especially considering that the Minn. Institute of the Arts and the Weisman Museum are free) and just wander the sculpture garden. Most of the art that was on display when we were there is incredibly outdated (as in not relevant any more) and some of... More

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Canoga Park CA
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30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This was a complete waste of time and money. The art was so far out that unless you are steeped in the jargon of the art world, it is incomprehensible. More than half the museum was closed, but there was no reduction in the admission price. See the sculpture garden (free) and skip this.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Walker has always had contemporary art and a cafe. But the outdoor attractions really round out the experience for a full morning or a full afternoon. The sculpture garden has a wide variety of installments to inspect (and play with for the younger ones). Now there are two mini-golf courses designed by artists. So, the Walker is now even... More

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