Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is Constructing New Roots


Jessiena Lake

Photo by Jessiena Lake

The 26-year-old Walker Art Center sculpture garden has been undergoing a transformation since the groundbreaking on May 10, 2016. The garden will feature sustainability and return to it’s wetland roots with native plants that will improve the irrigation, drainage and storm water systems.

According the the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, the project is being funded by the State of Minnesota, Mississippi Watershed Management Organization and the Hennepin County Environmental Response Fund.

16 new sculptures were announced on the Walker Art Center website in January, including, Robert Indiana’s “LOVE”, created in 1970, and has been reproduced in a variety of formats, displayed the world over.

The estimated grand re-opening is set for June 2017. The Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board and Walker Art Center has project updates to keep visitors informed with the latest project updates.