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Walker Art Center

1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-375-7600
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Ranked #36 of 114 attractions in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Golden Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Contemporary art is not particularly well served by review sites like this. Someplace like the Walker cranks out lots of different, occasionally provoking exhibits shows and movies, and that's the whole point. There's no way to continually play things safe and still be a modern art museum of any worth. Still, basically any visitor with any interest in art at... More

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Cambridge MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This museum has a fabulous reputation in the field for its innovativeness. I was probably expecting too much... not quite sure why it does not rise to "excellent" except that it was uneven - some very good exhibits, others disappointing. The sculpture plark (even on a cold October day) was great - and you can see it for free. The... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

It's an okay art museum. Some of the art I would hardly consider art. It didn't capture my interests personally. The price is fair, however I would definitely go to another art museum in the area over this one next time. The sculpture garden is great, everything else, meh.

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

One of the great pleasures of Uptown is the Walker Art Center. The only bad aspect is it isn't cheap to go here. I visit several times throughout the year and generally always on that first Saturday of the month where it is free. The trick is to come early before all the screaming kids inhabit the building. The Walker... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I think being able to walk outside and enjoy what is offered in the garden would be great - but it was January in Minneapolis. So, inside was Claes Oldenburg exhibit and it was well done but just not my favorite kind of art. It did, however, make me smile a few times. The museum itself is quite beautiful and... More

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Mendota Heights
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We live locally here in the Twin Cities, but we make sure to do the 'tourist' stuff in our own backyard sometimes! Just visited the Walker Art Center after viewing the British Arrow Awards in one of the theaters the Walker has. Has unique, fun, crazy, weird, modern, strange art exhibits that will have you scratching your head and asking,... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The collection of outside art, especially the Clas Oldenburg, is really fun. And Free! The inside collection was really intense (lots of contemporary video). Nice retrospective on Clas, I feel that they could charge less for the entry. $12 for non members, which is very similar to Chicago Art museum, and you get to see much more.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always a treat for the holidays and the Walker gives you free entrance to the galleries with your show ticket.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

The museum is one of the best for modern art in the country. it has a fantastic location and design just across the street from the dynamic sculpture garden. We were there for the screening of the British Commercial Film awards but also toured the museum. Each British Arrows Awards ticket includes: one free gallery admission (up to $12 value;... More

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Minneapolis, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I am not against modern arts, but this museum is not worth to visit again. Although outside of Walker Art Center - sculpture garden is much more interesting to me and it's free~!!

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