1750 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis MN 55403
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.
The new Walker Art Center, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron, significantly enhances the Walkerıs ability to commission and present todayıs most innovative visual, performing, and media artists from around the globe. Giving physical form to a unique multidisciplinary model and doubling the Walkerıs size, the expansion, completed in April 2005, includes gallery space; the regionıs largest library of contemporary art; new interactive educational lounges; an intimate 385-seat theater; a refurbished Cinema; street-level and roof-top terraces and plazas; lounges for both small and large groups to gather;
20.21 Restaurant & Bar, a fine-dining restaurant, and Gallery 8 Café, operated by internationally acclaimed chef Wolfgang Puck; and underground parking. In addition, a commissioned skyspace by James Turrell, sited on greenspace that will become a new four-acre park in the projectıs second phase, complements the Walkerıs 11-acre Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
Cultural Center, Museum, Nonprofit, Theater/Performance Venue