Although a few old masters can be found in the collection, the Walker concentrates on 20th-century art, especially Pop Art, with works by Warhol, Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg, and Jasper Johns in a very flexible and accessible space. The adjacent 11-acre Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is an attraction all its own (see listing immediately above).
The Walker also maintains a very active performance program, presenting music, theater, dance, films, and other events.
Walker Art Center Information
- Public Transportation: Very good (The Walker is accessible via Metro Transit Bus Lines 4, 6, 12, and 25)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Hours: The Galleries are open Tuesday–Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m.–9 p.m., closed Monday and holidays. Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is open daily from 6 a.m.–midnight, free. The Cowles Conservatory is Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., closed Monday
- Admission: $10, seniors (65+) $8, students and teens $6, members and children (12 and under) free
- Free Day: Thursday evenings 5–9 p.m. and the first Saturday of every month 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
- Tours: Free tours are offered Tuesday–Sunday at 2 p.m. and include explorations of the gallery, architecture, and garden of the museum
- Audio Tours: Free
- Membership: Individual membership is $50 and includes free gallery admission, up to 50% off event tickets, invitations to special exhibitions, as well as discounts on select local arts events and multiple art and design magazines. Dual/Household membership is offered at $60. Students, seniors, and non-resident memberships are $40
- Other Benefits: Reciprocal membership to more than 200 museums is available at the Friend Level ($150) and above.