The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is essentially a free museum in a park, welcoming residents and tourists alike.
The garden remains one of the most visited urban sculpture parks in the country. Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen's iconic sculpture, Spoonbridge and Cherry, is "the signature image for the metro area" according to the Star Tribune, and the most-photographed image in Minnesota, per a recent Cornell University study.
The ongoing maintenance of sculptures in the garden is supported entirely by donations to the Garden Fund. Your support will help us maintain the 42 artworks situation throughout the garden and help us prepare for the 25th anniversary of the Sculputre Garden taking place next summer.
During the summer of 2013, the Walker and Minneapolis Park Board will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Sculpture Garden with a variety of programs, performances, screenings, and events for the community to enjoy throughout the summer, including a new mini-golf course. Local artists, and designers through a partnership with the University of Minnesota and mnartists.org will design the course.
We hope you will support the garden this year with a tax-deductible gift to the Garden Fund. Donations of $150 or more receive special recognition in the Walker's Annual Report, and all contributions are 100% tax-deductible.
On behalf of everyone at the Walker Art Center, thank you for your consideration of supporting us with a gift to the garden.