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Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Reopening
June 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Join us to celebrate the reopening of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden with a daylong festival for all ages! Free guided tours, food trucks, DJs, Blue Bunny Ice Cream, and Walker giveaways will be offered throughout the day.
Official Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, 12 noon
Join the Walker and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board for the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden’s official opening.
Activity: Extrapolation Factory, 10 am–5 pm
Learn about the natural habitats in the Garden and discover how you can help protect those spaces. Extrapolation Factory’s project creates an experimental habitat that will be deployed around the Walker campus.
Art-Making: Mix Up, 10 am–3 pm
Design a new image of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Create a one-of-a-kind drawing with crayons by mixing and matching metal stencils with artist Carolyn Swiszsz.
Free Gallery Admission: June 1–10
Visit the Walker between June 1 (from 5 pm) and 10 to enjoy free gallery admission.
First created through the vision of late Walker director emeritus Martin Friedman nearly 30 years ago as a partnership between the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden was among the first major public/private urban sculpture parks of its kind in the United States and has served as a model for such parks nationwide. The collaboration between Friedman and then Park Board Superintendent David Fisher produced a remarkable artistic
destination. Today the Sculpture Garden is one of the crown jewels of the award-winning Minneapolis park system, uniting two of Minnesota’s most cherished resources—its parks and its cultural life—and home to the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.