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Walker Art Center

Address: 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone Number: 612-375-7600
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Ranked #39 of 94 Attractions in Minneapolis
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Owner description: Internationally recognized as a leading arts venue, the Walker Art Center presents contemporary...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Hours:
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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minnetonka. minnesota
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149 reviews 149 reviews
47 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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Dallas
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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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The Hague
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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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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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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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