History of Walker Art Museum
Walker Art Museum or Walker Art Center, initiated as the first public art gallery in the Upper Midwest, was established in 1927. The museum is basically focused on modern art and culture. It is home to various important and exclusive works created by Henry Moore, Giacommetti, Pablo Picasso and Alberto. The permanent collection of the museum includes performing arts, film and educational programs. In fact, Walker Art Museum is recognized as the multidisciplinary art organization in the world. It is also acclaimed as the national leader for its innovative approaches Information on Walker Art Museum
In April 2005, Walker Art Museum or WAM was opened to all. The building of the museum provides us with both indoor and outdoor facilities. This allows us to share and gather more information—from objects in the permanent collection to books in the library.
It also provides the inner view of the artist's own creative process. The building of the museum is in the form of a ‘town square’. It draws more and more visitors to the museum providing sequence of spaces. The museum contains almost all the renowned works of the eminent artists. It also showcases exhibitions.
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Walker Art Museum is flanked by the Sculpture Garden of the Museum. It is one of the largest urban sculpture parks of the nation. It was opened in 1988. When it was opened, it was immediately claimed to be the finest new outdoor space in the country for displaying sculptures by the New York Times. The most outstanding work of the garden is ‘Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen’s Spoonbridge and Cherry' (1985-1988). This has become the beloved symbol of the Twin Cities. The Garden is, indeed, the pivotal point for the growing popularity of the Walker Art museum. In fact, around fifteen thousand people visited the Walker’s Rock the Garden concert as well as the 15th Anniversary in June 2003.