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Walker Art Center

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Address: 725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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+1 612-375-7600
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Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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Esker grove- great for adventurous eaters

This is not a place for Minnesota comfort food. If you're a little bit more of an adventurous eater and willing to think outside the box this is the place for you. There are only... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 30, 2016
Amy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the dramatic architecture, extensive permanent collection and diverse traveling exhibits the Walker embraces all facets of contemporary art. I love the inclusion of outdoor art at the sculpture garden and the connection to Loring Park across Hennepin Avenue. In nice weather, you can make a day of it.

Thank Kathryn F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

I love this place and it measures up to any of the great art galleries/museums anywhere. Be prepared to be challenged on many levels as the curators here are not afraid to bring in some of the most interesting artists and collections. Great activities for children as well.

Thank Jeffrey F
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

The indoor exhibits were interesting and engaging. However, I was disappointed about the outdoor areas being under constructions since the cherry and the spoon are iconic artworks but were inaccessible.

Thank AngieNannetteT
WalkerArt, Visitor Services Specialist at Walker Art Center, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed our exhibitions! The Sculpture Garden will reopen this June and we hope to see you again then. Stay tuned for more information about our opening celebrations. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

This is not a place for Minnesota comfort food. If you're a little bit more of an adventurous eater and willing to think outside the box this is the place for you. There are only a few maybe 6-7 entree options divided evenly between, meat, fish & vegetarian options. I had the chestnut soup as a starter, and sturgeon as... More 

Thank Amy S
Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

We had been looking forward to visiting the Walker Art Center for quite some time. The actual experience was a bit disappointing. The road construction in the area made getting there a problem. Then we encountered the construction at the museum. Once we found our way to the parking garage, things improved a bit. The museum is a very contemporary... More 

Thank 14Art14Trout
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

The Walker's new restaurant Esker Grove officially opened today, although it has already had several days of "soft opening." The service and food are good, but perhaps not yet fully up to speed. The waiter was kind and accommodating. We tried the chestnut soup, which was rich and flavorful with a touch of sweetness but not truly distinctive. It included... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

We took the family ( girls 7&8), was very disappointed not what I thought it would be. It was a lot of art that you wouldn't classify as art in a normal setting. Lots of pointless short videos of art that again were pointless. So disappointed. I was hoping for something more.

1 Thank LReneeAA
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Walker Art Center is a must see in Minneapolis. Pardon our appearance is the key when you visit right now, so call ahead for the latest construction up dates. Staff is friendly and informed so getting the right information for your visit will not be a problem! Visit their website for all the info you will need for current visual... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Right across the street from the famed Sculpture Garden this place never ceases to amaze, the exhibits are lovely and laid out pretty well. Nothing but good things to say about this place, after touring the Garden come here and then go to one of the eclectic neighborhood restaurants. Thumbs way up.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed. The sculpture garden was closed for renovations, but they still charged regular admission. Many galleries closed. I don't get the art there. Go to the Minneapolis institute of art. At least uithe sculpture garden is reopened.

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