Walker Art Center

The Walker Art Center 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 U.S.: 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.

The Walker Art Center began in 1879 as an art gallery in the home of lumber baron Thomas Barlow Walker. Walker formally established his collection as the Walker Art Gallery in 1927. With the support of the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration, the Walker Art Gallery became the Walker Art Center in January 1940. The Walker celebrated its 75th anniversary as a public art center in 2015.

The Walker's new building, designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes and opened in 1971, saw a major expansion in 2005. Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron's addition included an additional gallery space, a theater, restaurant, shop, and a special events space. Provided by Wikipedia
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    Published 1986
    Minneapolis : New York : Walker Art Center ; Rizzoli, 1986.
    215 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
    ...Walker Art Center...
  2. 2
    Published 1954
    Minneapolis : Walker Art Center, 1954-1996.
    141 v. : ill., maps, plans ; 28 cm.
    Also issued on microfilm.
    ...Walker Art Center...
  3. 3
    Published 1946
    Minneapolis : Walker Art Center, c1946-
    28 v. : ill. ; 29 cm.
    Also issued online.
    ...Walker Art Center...

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