Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN - 55403

Type: Parks
(612) 375-7600

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The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, located adjacent to the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is one of the largest and most renowned urban sculpture parks in the United States. Opened in 1988, this 11-acre garden is a vibrant cultural space that features more than 40 contemporary sculptures and installations, making it a must-visit destination for art lovers and tourists alike.

One of the most iconic pieces in the garden is "Spoonbridge and Cherry," created by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. This whimsical sculpture, depicting a giant spoon with a cherry on top, has become a beloved symbol of Minneapolis and a popular photo spot. The garden's diverse collection also includes works by other notable artists such as Alexander Calder, Louise Bourgeois, and Jaume Plensa, offering visitors a wide array of artistic styles and expressions to explore.

In addition to its permanent installations, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden features seasonal and rotating exhibits, ensuring that there is always something new to see. The garden is beautifully landscaped with walking paths, green spaces, and native plants, creating a serene and inviting environment where art and nature seamlessly blend. Visitors can enjoy strolls, picnics, and even interactive art experiences as they explore the grounds.

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is open year-round and is free to the public, making it an accessible and inclusive space for everyone. Its proximity to the Walker Art Center allows visitors to easily combine their outdoor art experience with a visit to one of the premier contemporary art museums in the country. Whether you're a dedicated art enthusiast or simply looking for a beautiful place to spend an afternoon, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden offers a unique and enriching experience that celebrates creativity and the beauty of the natural world.

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