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Walker Art Center

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Address: 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone Number: 612-375-7600
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: Internationally recognized as a leading arts venue, the Walker Art Center...
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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Even kids like this museum

Always innovative and interesting and sometimes frustrating, the Walker is a modern art museum, full of art, multimedia installations, sculpture....My grandnephews, 11 and 13... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
altoalto
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Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Always innovative and interesting and sometimes frustrating, the Walker is a modern art museum, full of art, multimedia installations, sculpture....My grandnephews, 11 and 13, love it (and so do I) because they find the humor and craziness and creativity in many things. This spring, one of the videos is of a working construction site which the videographer has turned into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I have been to the sculpture garden and museum in the spring before (many years ago) and enjoyed it but to take my kids there with my hubby on a pleasant January day was really surprisingly Cool! We stood under the spoon bridge and cherry...you can't do that when the weather is nice. We liked the WALKER too. A little... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Large collection, lots of galleries on multiple levels. This museum has mediums I had never thought of as being in an art museum. Be sure and check out the film of the artist with the ladder and paint contraption. Of course being modern/contemporary art caused me on more than one occasion to question the artistic value of some of the... More 

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minnetonka. minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

How can you make a mess of a hoity toity ticketed screening? It was a screening of "Force Majeure", and it was as if no one at The Walker knew it was planned. And yet there was an army of staff running about, all looking put out. Very odd but not unusual. It seems the more money thrown at this... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

There is so much to enjoy about modern art: new ideas, perspectives, expressions, creativity, ingenious use of materials. And a lot of it makes me smile because I can see the wonder in it and appreciate the effort the artist took in expressing an idea in such a new and refreshing way. Do you remember the movie Rio Bravo with... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Walker Art Center is the the Twin Cities' hottest new contemporary art space. It has everything: photos of Yoko Ono's butt crack, display cases with nothing in them, piles of used tires, and video of people licking walls. Two statements on the gallery walls summarized the experience perfectly; to paraphrase: #1 "look at your feet. pick up whats there. it's... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I can understand some of the more negative reviews if someone did not understand that this is a modern art museum, I found that they had a wide variety of art in multiple genres, as promised. Some of the art was 'out there', but by and large it was a very impressive exhibition that covered all facets of the imagination.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Walker Art Center is next to the Sculpture Garden and is a pretty new building. They show contemporary exhibitions from photography and moving images to paintings. It is one of the best museums I have been to and the entry of 14 Dollars is worth it!

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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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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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