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Walker Art Center

1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-375-7600
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Ranked #44 of 117 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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Tallahassee, FL
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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 Most of the art that was on display when we were there is incredibly outdated (as in not relevant any more) and some of...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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29 helpful votes 29 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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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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Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This art gallery/museum near downtown Minneapolis bills itself as specializing in "contemporary" art, but the main thing that my wife and I learned from visiting it is that while we have some appreciation for "modern" art, "contemporary" art is a different proposition, and definitely not our thing. Two special exhibits were in place when we were there, one pertaining to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The first Sat. of every month the museum is free. They have all kinds of family and adult events going on all year long. An 11 acre sculpture garden can be viewed via headphones and monitors inside or you can wander outside looking at the huge pieces yourself. Their gift shop is first rate - lots of good gifts can... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We greatly enjoyed some of the exhibits though they were a bit challenging when we went since it was all about performance art which is hard to put together as an exhibit. Christian Marclay's film The Clock was playing and it was hard to pull away!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We walked over to the Walker Art Center just for the outdoor sculpture garden. I was banking on the free tour, but we were too late and missed it! Instead, we sat in chairs just looking at the spoon and cherry and enjoying a beautiful August day! Nothing else really caught my eye and the Putt-Putt course was WAY too... More

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Orlando, FL
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We took my Mother in law to the Walker Art Center and it was a disaster. All the exhibits were rather generous with the term art. For example, there was a room with 4 record players and crates of records. It was a bit on the obnoxious side trying to listen to Herb Albert, John Denver, and the Beatles all... More

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I've been to many art exhibits including the National Gallery in London, the Uffizi in Florence, and the Vatican Museum. I have enjoyed contemporary works, but I found little of any interest at the Walker. A violin painted green, a couple brooms leaning against the wall, and other equally poor excuses for art. Don't get me wrong, I have heard... More

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Juneau, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Fascinating film exhibit! Hadn't had time to see what was currently at the Walker so stumbled on this. Kids would probably be bored but anyone who likes old films would get hooked. Museum could add a few more signs for visitors (yes, I get the minimalist decor). The different floors of the parking garage should feature different colors not all... More

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