Walker Art Center

A multidisciplinary contemporary art center in Minneapolis considered to be one of the USA “big five” museums.

1750 Hennepin Avenue

The Walker Art Center is a multidisciplinary contemporary art center in Minneapolis, USA. The Walker is considered one of the nation’s “big five” museums for modern art along with the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum and the Hirshhorn. Begun in 1879 as the personal art gallery of lumberman Thomas Barlow Walker, it was formally established as a public art gallery in 1927—the first of its kind in the Upper Midwest.

The Walker Art Center is a catalyst for the creative expression of artists and the active engagement of audiences. Focusing on the visual, performing, and media arts of our time, the Walker takes a global, multidisciplinary, and diverse approach to the creation, presentation, interpretation, collection, and preservation of art. Walker programs examine the questions that shape and inspire us as individuals, cultures, and communities.

Contacts & Details
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1750 Hennepin Avenue

Past Exhibitions
Abraham Cruzvillegas: The Autoconstrucción Suites
The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis presents an exhibition dedicated to Abraham Cruzvillegas: The Autoconstrucción...
23 Mar 2013 - 22 Sep 2013
Less Than One
The Walker Art Center has announced “Less Than One”, an international group show offering...
07 Apr 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
Lee Kit: Hold your breath, dance slowly
The first US solo museum exhibition of artist Lee Kit (b. 1978) features work from the past five years,...
12 May 2016 - 09 Oct 2016
Question the Wall Itself
The Walker Art Center presents “Question the Wall Itself”, examining how interior spaces...
20 Nov 2016 - 21 May 2017
Merce Cunningham: Common Time
Walker Art Center and Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago presents “Merce Cunningham: Common...
08 Feb 2017 - 30 Jul 2017
Laure Prouvost: They Are Waiting for You
The exhibition features the artist’s absorbing moving image and sound installations dealing with...
12 Oct 2017 - 11 Feb 2018
Mario García Torres: Illusion Brought Me Here
This is the first US survey on the work of Mario García Torres. Using a variety of media, including...
25 Oct 2018 - 17 Feb 2019
Elizabeth Price
The exhibition dedicated to London-based Elizabeth Price at Walker Art Center departs from the artist’s specific response...
08 Dec 2018 - 23 Feb 2019
Allora & Calzadilla: Chalk
For the occasion of their solo show at Walker Art Centre, Puerto Rico–based artist-duo Jennifer Allora...
14 Feb 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
Theaster Gates: Assembly Hall
Curated by Victoria Sung with William Hernández Luege, the exhibition brings together Theaster Gates’s...
05 Sep 2019 - 12 Jan 2020