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Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Grand Reopening

Join us to celebrate the reopening of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden with a daylong festival for all ages! Free guided tours, food trucks, DJs, Blue Bunny Ice Cream, and Walker giveaways will be offered throughout the day.

Event Highlights

Music: Black Market Brass, 10:30 am and 12:30 pm

Get out on the dance floor! The band Black Market Brass, a local favorite, sizzles with an eclectic blend of cool, deep funk and driving Afrobeat grooves.

Dance: Merce Cunningham’s Field Dances, 11:30 am, 1:30 and 4:30 pm

As part of Walker’s landmark exhibition Merce Cunningham: Common Time, Field Dances will be presented in the Garden, offering a unique view of dance through a piece that can include any number of dancers, last any length of time, and be shown in any space. As a bookend to Cunningham’s presentation during the 1988 opening of the Garden, Field Dances truly creates “Dances for Everyone.” Want to get involved? Join a workshop and participate in the 1:30 and 4:30 pm sets.

Official Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, 12 noon

Join the Walker and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board for the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden’s official opening.

Activity: Extrapolation Factory, 10 am–5 pm

Learn about the natural habitats in the Garden and discover how you can help protect those spaces. Extrapolation Factory’s project creates an experimental habitat that will be deployed around the Walker campus.

Art-Making: Mix Up, 10 am–3 pm

Design a new image of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Create a one-of-a-kind drawing with crayons by mixing and matching metal stencils with artist Carolyn Swiszsz.

Free Gallery Admission: June 1–10

Can’t get enough Walker fun? Visit between June 1 (from 5 pm) and 10 to enjoy free gallery admission. And don’t miss the Walker Wide Open party on June 8!


Walker Art Center Campus Opening sponsor

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is a project of the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board.