You’ll be sweet on the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Center has thought-provoking and uniquely expressed Art both inside and Outdoors.
The “Spoonbridge and Cherry” have become so popular with the people of the Twin Cities that it has become a local landmark and a much-photographed icon.
The Walker Sculpture Garden is a joint project with the adjoining Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Parks Department. Since its opening in 1988, the park has become one of the cities most popular for both locals and tourists. Over 40 works of art are on display in the park. The grounds are perfect for strolling on a warm summer day.
The park has a glass pavilion that is open during the summer, but in the winter is enclosed and filled with tropical plants to create a warm place in the snow,
The glass enclosure is an accessible picnic location in the summertime.
The Sculpture Garden is adjacent to the Walker Art Center which has a vast collection of Contemporary Art. I plan on doing a specific post on the center itself but here are a few of the works you can find inside.
The Sculpture Park is free, but you’ll need to pay for parking (flat fee of $4) The garden is worth visiting and is very photogenic. The Park is south of downtown and probably is best seen earlier or later in the day to avoid rush hour.
5 Replies to “Art in the Park”
I love the sound of wind chimes 🙂
Is the spoonbridge meant to be walked on at all? I can just picture people walking on it 😶
I don’t think so, but it does bridge a small body of water. The cherry stem shoots out a mist which felt wonderful given how hot it was that day.
So entertaining; so informative!! Thank you. 🙂
Thank you so much. Glad you liked the post.