minneapolis sculpture garden

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minneapolis sculpture garden
726 vineland place
minneapolis, minnesota 55403

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Located across the street from the Walker Art Center, the 11-acre Minneapolis Sculpture Garden was opened in 1988 in cooperation with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. The sculptures are laid out in a grid system, with wide walking paths and landscaping intended to encapsulate and display the individuals works.

The most prominent piece is the Spoonbridge and Cherry, created by Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen from 1985-1988. This work has become iconically associated with Minneapolis. There are numerous artists represented here, including works by Alexander Calder (Octopus, 1964, The Spinner, 1966) and Frank Gehry (Standing Glass Fish, 1986).

Photo: Tim Wilson