Founded in 1940, the multidisciplinary art center is considered one of the "Big Five" museums for modern art. Focusing on the visual, performing, and media arts of our time, the Walker takes a global, multidisciplinary, and diverse approach to the creation, presentation, interpretation, collection, and preservation of art.
Walker Collections reflect a diverse range of artistic pursuits, including: a permanent collection of visual arts, the Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection, performing arts commissions, the library’s Rosemary Furtak Collection of artists’ books, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company Collection, and the Digital Arts Study Collection.
The Walker’s expansion, which was designed by Herzog & de Meuron, opened in April 2005. Adjacent to the museum is the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden (see separate listing), one of the nation’s largest urban sculpture parks. The Garden’s centerpiece and most popular work is Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen’s Spoonbridge and Cherry (1985–1988), which has become a beloved symbol of the Twin Cities.
Please check the museum website for updated exhibition information. Scheduling may have been modified as a result of the temporary museum closure.
Artists questioning the how, when, and where of art in society.
Exploratory exhibition invites visitors to share feedback
New sculptures, video, and found objects consider our relationship to the city street
Significant paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints by American artists
More than 100 works reacquaint visitors with favorites from the collection
Seven years of documenting harbors and port cities around the world
More than 60 works blur the lines between art, design, and craft
More than 100 artworks, including rarely seen archival materials