The Walker Art Center Announces 16 New Artworks for the Expanded Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

January 28, 2016

Get ready for the return of some of your favorites as well as several bold new creative works …

The Walker Art Center announces an expansive new program of acquisitions and commissions by leading international contemporary artists for the redeveloped Walker campus and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. The works will be installed following completion of the first substantial update to the 19- acre campus in more than a decade. The Garden is scheduled to reopen to the public in June 2017.

The Walker opens this new chapter by adding 16 artworks in the Garden and throughout the campus via commissions, gifts and purchases. Check out the artists:

  • Nairy Baghramian
  • Frank Big Bear
  • Tony Cragg
  • Sam Durant
  • Katharina Fritsch
  • Theaster Gates
  • Robert Indiana
  • Kcho
  • Liz Larner
  • Sol LeWitt
  • Mark Manders
  • Matthew Monahan
  • Philippe Parreno
  • Eva Rothschild
  • Monika Sosnowska and
  • Aaron Spangler

These artists bring a range of diverse, global voices from seven countries, increase the number of women artists represented and include many notable career firsts. Each of the commissioned works is site-specific, establishing a new contemporary dialogue with existing works and building upon the Sculpture Garden’s strong historic presentation of both figurative and geometric abstract works.

“We are thrilled to announce the addition of these new works to the Walker campus and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden by some of today’s most significant artists,” says Olga Viso, Executive Director of the Walker. “These acquisitions affirm the Walker’s long-standing mission to collect artists in depth as well as to add important new global artistic voices to the collection. These additions enhance the strength of our collection and form a vital piece of our vision for the new campus to be shared with the Twin Cities community and visitors from around the world.”

Discover more about the 16 new artworks.

© Katharina Fritsch / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn / Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery
Photo credit: Andrei Dureika