The Walker Art Center is a contemporary art center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is considered one of the top five museums for modern art. Directly across from the museum are the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and the Cowles Conservatory.
Minneapolis, MN - Always free, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is one of the country's largest urban sculpture parks, featuring more than 40 works of art and the Cowles Conservatory. At the center is a beloved Twin Cities landmark - the playful fountain "Spoonbridge and Cherry." The Garden is a collaboration between the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the Walker Art Center.
Claes Oldenburg (Swedish; Modern Art, Pop Art, Sculpture; b. 1929) and Coosje van Bruggen (Dutch; Art historian, Critic, Sculptor; 1942-2009): Spoonbridge and Cherry, 1985-88. Walker Art Museum, Minneapolis “I am for an art that grows up not knowing it is art at all. I am for an artist who vanishes.” (Claes Oldenburg, 1961)