In naming the Walker the Twin Cities’ best museum, the local altweekly City Pages heralds our wonderfulness:
Hands down, for contemporary art, film, and dance, the Walker is one of the best museums in the world. Its free Thursdays feature performances, talks, and workshops that anyone, including a Parisian art snob, could easily appreciate. The family events, lectures, and readings help to feed, support, and educate a growing Twin Cities arts community that’s essential to the health of the cities. Plus, it helps fuel the passive-aggressiveness that Minnesotans are famous for: We can’t fully embrace something new without pointing out that it’s…a little different.
Full disclosure: I’m engaging in selective blurbage; to hear what they’ve got to say about the Walker’s architectural facade and floorplan, you’ll have to find that yourself.
City Pages readers picked us as Best Art Gallery, while editors gave us Best View, Best Place to Watch a Movie Outdoors (for our Summer Music & Movies in Loring Park), Best Concert Venue, and–best of all–Best Single-Artist Show, for House of Oracles: A Huang Yong Ping Retrospective.