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Walker Art Center : Architecture
Building Development in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA design by Herzog & de Meuron, architects
May 8, 2009
Walker Art Center Building
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Date built: 2005
Herzog & de Meuron with HGA, Inc.
Walker Art Center Building
Address: 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403, United States
Contact: (612) 375-7600
Walker typeface illustration, 1995.
Designed by Matthew Carter (type) and Matt Eller.
This is a multidisciplinary contemporary art center in the Lowry Hill neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. The Walker is one of the most-visited modern and contemporary art museums in the United States and, together with the adjacent Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and the Cowles Conservatory, it has an annual attendance of around 700,000 visitors.
The museum’s permanent collection includes over 13,000 modern and contemporary art pieces including books, costumes, drawings, media works, paintings, photography, prints, and sculpture.
One of the most celebrated art museums in the country, the Walker Art Center is known for its innovative presentations and acclaimed collections of contemporary art across the spectrum of the visual, performing, and media arts. Over the course of more than 100 years, the Walker has evolved from a privately held collection into an internationally recognized institution and civic resource.
Founded in 1879 by lumber baron Thomas Barlow Walker, the Walker was established at its current location in 1927. Edward Larrabee Barnes’ award-winning building opened in 1971 and was expanded in 1984.
The addition of a pioneering urban sculpture garden in 1988, and its subsequent expansion in 1992, created a new civic landmark for the Twin Cities. In 2005, the Walker opened an expanded building and greenspace designed by Herzog & de Meuron that, combined with the adjacent Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, forms a 17-acre campus.
Location: 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403, United States of America
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