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Walker Art Center

1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-375-7600
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Ranked #42 of 115 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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Minneapolis
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

$14 for looking at many things you would find in a garage sale- the broken violin, tires, broom against the wall- oh and the reel of film playing that was all blank!!!!! I and my also well traveled brother were disappointed to say the least. The mounted toilet was also another ridiculous piece. This stuff was all very trendy many... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Our visit here was interesting, they had some nicely organized, thought provoking exhibits. The building itself boasts stunning architecture, which enhances the experience. The sculpture garden is a must, make sure you have time for both. If you are using the bike share, you can ride a "nice ride" bicycle and dock it right outside the front door.

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Barrington, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This museum has a very good reputation but to be honest, the art that we saw was all of the stuff that won't be around in 100 years. Mostly ego centric stuff with little lasting quality. Maybe the next round of exhibits will be better but the ones in this month aren't worth the entry price.

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Naples, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We only had an hour to see what we could so we saw a couple different rooms. We kept getting interrupted by employees warning us of the rules. It's impossible to fully immerse yourself in the art when constantly interrupted. If you go, plan for the day and leave the kids at home.

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Palm Beach Gardens
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The exhibits were limited but what they have a great! Wide range of media not often seen at other museums. Not sure I would have been as happy had I paid $12 but Thursday's are free from 5-9 and very enjoyable. Wish I had time to tour the sculpture garden -- maybe next time!

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Saying I am not a modern art person is an understatement. I love books and theater and art but I find modern art too much of an ego exercise even for artist. That being said. I have gone to Walker Art center several times and each time I find at least one exhibit which moves me. This time is Christian... More

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