In close proximity to the Walker Art Center sits what many consider one of the boldest and most unique displays of art in the... More
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
In close proximity to the Walker Art Center sits what many consider one of the boldest and most unique displays of art in the country, if not the entire world. Inaugurated in 1988, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is a showcase for more than 40 works of art including major sculptures by George Segal, Ellsworth Kelly, Jenny Holzer, Henry Moore and Franz Lipschitz. The entrance to the 11 acre garden is bordered by Ampersand, a pair of colossal granite columns by Martin Puryear. The garden's centerpiece is the 'Spoonbridge and Cherry' sculpture and fountain by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. The small conservatory is also home to a Frank Gehry-designed giant fish with scales of glass that rests on its tail.
Beautiful flower suround you as you walk through a wonderful sculputure garden with hiden path ways that open up to wonderful art! We loved the spoon bridge located in the center of the sculpture garden. In fact we have over 10 different pictures of it. It was nice to go to. There is a small fee for parking in the adjacent lot but it is well worth it! The greenhouse was wonderful as well. In the greenhouse they have a place where you can donate to help the maintain the sculpture garden as well as a guide who will answer any of your questions. Make sure you walk across the bridge by the street. It is one of the peices of art as well. We did not find out until afterwards that there was a poem writen on it so we're not sure what its about.
I thought it was very easy to get to and with the free admission it was a very nice tourist attraction to visit without having to spend any money at all. The sculptures were lovely as were the flowers outdoors and in the greenhouses.