Walker Wide Open, Part Three

Growing up I remember regularly being told how modern art was supposed to challenge the sensibilities of mainstream society. It was the artist’s job to make us look at things from a different perspective, even if it made us uncomfortable. Peruse the collection of any modern art center and you will find works that will…

Walker Wide Open, Part Two

In part two of Walker Wide Open, a report about my visit to the Walker Art Center’s newly-refurbished Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, I’ll share some more photos of the sculptures and a little about the garden features of this must-see attraction. The gift shop at the Walker Art Center has plenty of items emblazoned with images…

Walker Wide Open, Part One

When the folks at Wikipedia came up with this definition of  “sculpture garden” – “several permanently sited works in durable materials in landscaped surroundings” – perhaps they had the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in mind. When it opened in 1988, it was one of the first urban sculpture parks of its kind. After almost 30 years…