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Walker Art Center

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Address: 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone Number: 612-375-7600
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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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This is leading arts venue for art, dance, music, and film. They recently added a fantastic skyline mini golf course on the roof of the building and it costs 12.00 to play.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
amandalilgreen
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is leading arts venue for art, dance, music, and film. They recently added a fantastic skyline mini golf course on the roof of the building and it costs 12.00 to play.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is excellent. The venue is fascinating, and we were lucky enough to catch the extraordinary 75 year exhibit. In my opinion, similar to the couple of exhibits I've caught at the Pompidou--but with less people! The museum features contemporary art, obviously. If that is not your cup of tea and/or are not interested in learning more about it,... More 

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Thank ricatom87
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love art. That said, I don't recommend this museum unless you have a some spare time with nothing else to do. The first floor is given over to "perfomance" art (?) which includes projections of white or colored light on blank walls, some videos that are interminable, and silhouettes of men with impossibly large...members. It was tedious at best.... More 

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Freeman, South Dakota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I appreciate modern art and I understand that beauty is in the eye of the beholder but this place takes that idea a little too far. It costs $14/adult ($9 if you're a student) to get into and doesn't really have too many aesthetically pleasing pieces. I took my grandmother here to get her reaction and she was appalled at... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Currently the sculpture garden is under renovation, but the whole museum is open. There is an impressively curated collection to view here; we spent several hours and still did not absorb (or even see/hear) all of it. There are provocative installations by current artists (including Meredith Monk, Adrian Piper, and Paul Chan), well-known paintings like Franz Marc's Three Horses (purchased... More 

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We're so glad you enjoyed your visit! There's a lot to see in the galleries and we hope you'll come back soon to keep exploring. More 

Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the surrounding facilities (and sculpture garden) are undergoing renovation for the next year, the Walker Art Center is still open. Admission is $12/adult, $10 for teens. The museum offers contemporary art, some cutting edge, some ... I don't know what exactly. For example, on the first room were projectors shining on blue, plastic tote boxes that seem like a... More 

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Teterboro, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't go there expecting to be mesmerized. It's just like what Warhol said "art is what you can get away with" and there are more things here of that variety than should be allowed. Some bordering on ridiculous and others to graphic to really be open to the public. Will not return.

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Thank Foodisfun77
Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great modern art exhibits nowhere else to be found. Lectures, film, dance! Great opening night Parties! The building is light, bright, inviting.

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Walker is dedicated to more cutting edge trends in contemporary art. Installations are interactive and fun, and some of the prints are a little sexy and daring. I visited at a time when they were celebrating 75 years of existence, and they put up some of their most famous pieces. It was a lot of fun. The Mineeapolis Institute... More 

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very disappointed in this Art Museum. It seems to be experimental. The galleries in many cases were so dark that one was afraid of falling down the stairs. There was no recognisable art at all. It cost $12 to get in, and wasn't a patch on two other museums which are completely free - MIA and the Weisman.... More 

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