How does a sculpture garden grow?
After extensive renovations and a reimagined landscape, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden reopens this summer along with the Walker’s new Wurtele Upper Garden, enhancing this beloved urban green space and allowing visitors to move fluidly between indoors and outdoors. With the addition of 18 sculptures, you can now interact with some 60 artworks as you stroll the grounds. Organized around the themes of icon, growth, and passage, this display explores different ways that artists have engaged the Garden’s public space during its past and present.
Cultivating the Garden celebrates the history of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, a nearly 30-year partnership between the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board. The project was spearheaded by visionary Walker director Martin Friedman and Minneapolis Park & Recreation superintendent David Fisher; in 1988 they broke ground, and the rest is history.
Changing installations in the Best Buy Aperture highlight materials from the Walker Collections and Archives & Library.