Walker Art Center
The Walker is one of America’s most celebrated contemporary art museums. Franz Marc’s The Large Blue Horses (1911) was its first acquisition of modern art, purchased in 1942. Other favorites include Edward Hopper’s Office at Night, Georgia O’Keeffe’s Lake George Barn, and Andy Warhol’s 16 Jackets.
The center offers tours of its contemporary building, its collection, and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, which displays 50 pieces, including the iconic, whimsical Spoonbridge and Cherry (The massive aluminum-and-stainless-steel sculpture and fountain by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen depicts a giant spoon balancing a plump, red cherry. The spoon weighs 5,800 pounds; the cherry tips in at 1,200.) Together the building and garden total 19 acres on the edge of downtown.
1750 Hennepin Ave.
- Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
- 44.96774300, -93.28909300
- Museum: Tues.--Sun. 11--5, with late hrs. (till 9) Thurs. Garden: Daily 6 am--midnight.
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- (612) 375-7600