Walker Art Center and its collection

Walker Art Center

The Walker Art Center is a multidisciplinary contemporary art center in the Lowry Hill neighborhood of Minneapolis , Minnesota , United States. The Walker is one of the most-visited modern and contemporary art museums in the United States and, together with the adjacent Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and the Cowles Conservatory , it has an annual attendance of around 700,000 visitors. The museum's permanent collection includes over 13,000 modern and contemporary art pieces including books, costumes, drawings, media works, paintings, photography, prints, and sculpture. The Walker Art Center began 1879 as an art gallery in the home of lumber baron Thomas Barlow Walker . Walker formally established his collection as the Walker Art Gallery in 1927. With the support of the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration , the Walker Art Gallery became the Walker Art Center in January 1940. The Walker celebrated its 75th anniversary as a public art center in 2015. The Walker's new building, designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes and opened in May 1971, saw a major expansion in 2005. Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron 's addition included an additional gallery space, a theater, restaurant, shop, and special events space.

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Walker Art Center
Hennepin Avenue South 1750
MN 55403 Minneapolis

Visitor information Walker Art Center

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
11:00 – 21:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 17:00


0 – 18Free
EBT Card Holders$2.00


Wheelchair accessible

Location & Map

Hennepin Avenue South 1750, Minneapolis

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