Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
726 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, 55403
The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is an 11-acre park in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is located near the Walker Art Center
, which operates it in coordination with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
It is one of the largest urban sculpture gardens in the country, with 40 permanent art installations and several other temporary pieces that are moved in and out periodically.
The land was first purchased by the park board around the start of the 20th century, when it was known as "The Parade" because it had been used for military drills. It became known as the Armory Gardens after park superintendent Theodore Wirth created a formal design that included a U.S. National Guard armory (Kenwood Armory) for Spanish War volunteers.
The centerpiece of the garden is the Spoonbridge and Cherry (1985–1988) fountain designed by husband and wife Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.
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