The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is located on Vineland Place, across from the Walker Art Center. The 11-acre garden is a joint project of the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) and the Walker Art Center.
The largest urban sculpture garden in the country, there more then 40 works on permanent view, in addition to temporary installations that keep the Garden experience continually fresh.
It offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy important works of art by leading American and international artists in a setting of plazas, walkways, and plantings.
Look for these displays on your visit:
The colossal Spoonbridge and Cherry Fountain by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.
The Irene Hixon Whitney Footbridge designed by Siah Armajani that connects the Sculpture Garden with Loring Park and downtown Minneapolis. Walk across the bridge to visit the Loring Park Garden and to find a selection of cafes.
Frank Gehry's Standing Glass Fish located in the Palm Room of the Cowles Conservatory. This room features permanent and seasonal horticultural displays including, exotic orchids, palms, and other fragrant and beautiful species. It's also a beautiful setting for weddings.
The northern boundary of the Sculpture Garden features the Alene Grossman Memorial Arbor. Along the entire 300-foot length of the vine-covered stainless steel arbor are colorful plantings of perennial and annual flowers.
The Sculpture Garden:
Daily 6 a.m.-midnight
The Cowles Conservatory
Tuesday-Sunday l0 a.m.-5 p.m.
Handicap Access: Handicapped accessible entrances are located at the Garden's southwest corner, at the northwest corner near the parking lot, on both sides of the Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge and at the Cowles Conservatory entrances.
Rentals: View rental information about the Cowles Conservatory Palm Room in our permit section. It is also available for weddings
For questions regarding availability or other rental information, call the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Customer Service at 612-230-6400.
Directions: The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is located just west of downtown at the intersection of Vineland Place and Hennepin/Lyndale Avenues.
Traveling by bus? MTC Bus Routes l, 4, 6, 12, or 28 will deliver you to the bus stop adjoining the Irene Hixon Whitney Footbridge that connects Loring Park to the Sculpture Garden.
Historical Profile: More information about this and other parks is included in Parks, Lakes, Trails and So Much More, a richly detailed account of the histories of Minneapolis’ renown recreational system.