The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden has been reopened. After a lot of construction, the cranes and safety fending has been replaced by works of art both old ad new, and have restored our art scene back to whole. The Walker Sculpture Garden is a crowning feature of the Minneapolis Park System and combines the two sides (Culture and Outdoors) of Minnesota in one unique location. Filled with interesting modern sculpture from the Walker Museum of Modern art, it provides a peaceful and culture filled walk right at the crossroads of uptown and downtown.
Many of our favorite sculptures are back with several new one’s moved in to their new home. The most striking is “Hahn/Cock” by Katharina Fritsch. This giant blue rooster towers over twenty feet atop a white pedestal and will quickly become one of the most iconic images in town. Staged with views of the Basilica and downtown behind it, it makes for a great photo op.
The Spoonbridge and Cherry is back looking tasty as ever, but with a new and improved lawn surrounding it. New features of the park include adding an artists created mini golf course with a great lounging deck by the course sign up. There are native plants landscaped in (that need time to fill in) much of the new areas and a combination of paved and rock paths which wind you around the sculptures. Some of them are even a bit interactive and you are encouraged to climb or swing. Cost: FREE
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Even if modern art isn’t your thing, it is nice to have the Sculpture Garden open again- it provides a lovely and fun focal to the Twin Cities.
DO: Art, Sculpture, Free