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Address: 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone Number: 612-375-7600
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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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How is not in the top 10...

Beautiful building, free entry on Thursday with complimentary talk and a fantastic permanent collection... how is the not in the top 10? and really, #62... Short walk from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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Selinsgrove
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83 reviews 83 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

A very enjoyable afternoon viewing art and watching movies. Lovely couches to watch cinema - great idea for an art museum.

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Beautiful building, free entry on Thursday with complimentary talk and a fantastic permanent collection... how is the not in the top 10? and really, #62... Short walk from downtown and across the main road you are presented with the center and sculpture garden. it's a modern building of 25 years or so with recent additions and very well maintained; great... More 

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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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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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159 reviews 159 reviews
48 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
48 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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