The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis

I thought it might be nice to take a quick break from Japan to show you art in Minnesota.  While I was in Minneapolis, I took some time to visit the Walker Art Center.  I particularly liked the sculpture garden.

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This piece is called Spoonbridge and Cherry, and it was designed by a husband and wife team in the 1980s.  I just like it because it’s an enormous spoon.

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I don’t have commentary for every photograph.  I really like sculpture though.

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Horse!

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This is the outside of the Walker, showcasing the displays that were ongoing while I was there.  The Walker was celebrating 75 years while I was visiting, so there were two different “75 years” themed installations.  International Pop  covered the emergence of Pop art from the 1950s to the early 1970s.

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I like the little round grass patches in front of the building.

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This item was part of the “75 Gifts for 75 Years” exhibition.

There was a sign on the floor stating that you should take selfies here and post them to social media with the tag #AtTheWalker.  I am a slave to trendiness.  Also, I’m partial to this piece because I have a tiny metal version of this piece at home, which I’ve had for years because it came from my grandmother’s house when she passed away.

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I think I saw these in the lighting section at Ikea.

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It was all done with mirrors!

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I read recently about the artist who does these bendy trucks actually getting a parking ticket on his art installation in the city of Karlsruhe, Germany.  That’s hilarious.

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Um.  America!

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Whatever your artistic preferences, it’s important to beeeeee yourself.

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I like the pieces that are sort of political-cartoonish.

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I also like the pieces that are kind of random.   That tiger must have had a really good idea!

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This bit here made me hungry…

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This was one of the most showcased items in the Pop art exhibit.

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I thought this metal pressed newspaper was amazing.

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…made you look!

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I like the classic sci-fi feel to this bit of wall art.

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There was a film explaining this piece-  the artist Yves Klein got naked models to dip themselves in blue paint and then press themselves against the canvas.

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Do you have a favorite sculpture?  Have you ever been to the Walker Art Center?

3 thoughts on “The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis

  1. Seems that the ‘love’ picture and the spoon/cherry picture is requisite of everyone who visits the Twin Cities. 🙂 Great pics though… the Walker is great way to spend a day!

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