The Walker Art Center is taking every precaution for the safety and care of all visitors, staff, and artists. To proactively protect the entire community, the museum will remain temporarily closed. We hope to resume our activities and welcome you back soon. As a tourist destination and community gathering place, we feel it is our responsibility to those around us to temporarily close the Walker to visiting audiences. This closure includes the Walker’s Esker Grove restaurant and the Walker Shop. The Walker knows the vital role that art and artists play in helping people make sense of the world, to comfort, to examine the past and imagine the future. Although we are temporarily closing our physical space, we are committed to remain open to art lovers around the world and to offer any solace or inspiration we can. We understand feeling the need to be connected during stressful times. Please reach out or follow us on social media @walkerartcenter. And if you want something “Walker” during this physical closure, visit us online to explore themes and artworks in our Living Collections Catalogue and contemporary issues on the Walker Reader. The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden remains free and open to the public every day. As a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Walker is anticipating an immediate impact of $2.5 million in lost revenue by the end of June. As noted above, we temporarily closed the building on March 14 to protect artists, staff, and visitors. This resulted in the postponement of two major exhibitions and cancellation of numerous programs and events. Closing the Walker’s doors has also meant the loss of museum admissions, rental income, and sales from the Walker Shop. Your gift to support the Walker will help us continue to care for staff and artists, safeguard the collection, and provide engaging virtual programming while we navigate this challenging period. Thank you!
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