The Walker Art Center

One of the great things about living in Valley Creek Apartments is its close proximity to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Minneapolis has one of the best museums in the world – The Walker Art Center, which is dedicated to contemporary art. In fact, The Walker is denoted one of the “Big Five” art museums in the U.S., joining museums in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

In 2015, the Walker celebrated its 75th anniversary, making it the first major art museum open to the public in the Midwest.

The Walker is dedicated to leading contemporary artists and to movements that illuminate contemporary issues. Through the end of February, for example, visitors can see a special exhibit entitled “Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia.” This exhibit examines the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s, specifically the idea that the movements of those years sought to realize an ideal world—a utopia—of more equality, dynamic technology, and ecological awareness. A wide variety of media unique to the period and artifacts from it are on display.

Also on view is an exhibit titled “Art at the Center: 75 Years of Walker Collections.” The show has been chosen to present (as its title implies) significant works from the collection’s entirety.  It includes such iconic works as Edward Hopper’s Office at Night (1940), Franz Marc’s The Large Blue Horses(1911), Chuck Close’s Big Self-Portrait (1967-1968).

The Walker Art Center houses a restaurant, movie theaters, and classroom space. It is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Mondays. Late night Thursdays are free to the public and the museum stays open until 9 p.m.

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