rtg2017_0722_gf Rock the Garden, July 22, 2017. Photo by Galen Fletcher for Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. View of overall crowd, in front of the Main Stage and the Garden Stage.
Galen Fletcher/Walker Art Center
msg2017opn0610 Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Grand Reopening, June 10, 2017. General views of the garden with visitors on opening day, activities, artworks, vendors, signage. Photo by Gene Pittman for Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.
Gene Pittman/Walker Art Center
Located next door to the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden features more than 60 works by big names like Alexander Calder, Sol LeWitt, and Robert Indiana. At its center stands Claes Oldenburg’s iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry, which locals regard as an unofficial symbol of the city. Perhaps the best thing about the sculpture garden, however, is that it’s free, unlike the Walker—or the surrounding parking, for that matter. It’s open 365 days a year, from 6 a.m. to midnight, and also hosts the two-day Rock the Garden musical festival every June.
Art Walk at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
The 19-acre Minneapolis Sculpture Garden holds over 60 permanent works including the landmark Spoonbridge and Cherry, an enormous spoon holding a giant red cherry. Wander the paths while passing other installations, like the interactive Arikidea and the striking angles of Molecule.