The iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture of the Walker Art Sculpture Garden located in Minneapolis welcomes multiple new artwork installations as part of the garden’s multi-million-dollar renovation and expansion. After nearly three decades of being open since 1988 the Sculpture Garden was due for an upgrade. The garden which closed in 2015 will re-open June 10th just in time for summer. Click here for more information.
The Sculpture Garden has inspired other iconic gardens like Millennium Park in Chicago, and Olympic Sculpture park which both grasp the coexistence of contemporary art and landscapes. The Minneapolis Park Board who owns the land and has a partnership with Walker Art Center received $8.5 million in public bonding to fund the park reconstruction which includes new infrastructure, irrigation, walkways, retaining walls, and more.
The NAC assisted in the plumbing, upgraded the walkways and bathrooms, and improved energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.
To read more about NAC’s involvement in the renovation click here