Walker Art Center

Minneapolis

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Membership with free admission and discounts on programs and merchandise; attend a screening of the 2015 British Arrows Awards

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Promotional value expires Mar 4, 2016. Amount paid never expires. New members only, or those whose membership ended more than 1 year ago. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. British Arrows Awards dates and times subject to availability. Advance reservation for Arrows Awards strongly recommended. Online membership activation required. Must activate membership by 03/04/2016, membership expires 1 year from activation date. Availability of British Arrows Awards tickets is based on demand. If BAA sells out, you may choose from another film in our season. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $69 for one Friend Level membership and two tickets to the British Arrows Awards ($149 value)
  • $125 for two Friend Level memberships and two tickets to the British Arrows Awards ($274 value)

All members receive unlimited gallery admission and benefits such as 10% off at the museum shop, up to half off film screenings and performances, and access to members-only events and programs. Friend-level members receive unlimited free access to more than 700 museums, discounts at the Walker Shop, and more.

Walker Art Center

In 1879, a lumber baron named Thomas Barlow Walker built an extra room onto his house. He mounted his 20 favorite paintings on the room's walls and opened it to the public. This private collection transformed into a public gallery with the founding of Walker Art Center in 1927. Over the following decades, the center's staff amassed a collection focused on modern art, gathering works from Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, and Alberto Giacometti. Today, this permanent collection has expanded to encompass more than 11,000 modern and contemporary paintings, sculptures, and photographs, more than 800 film pieces, and more than 1,200 artists' books.

In the whimsical multistory geometric helix of the Barnes building, seven cube-shaped galleries radiate from a central core on terrazzo floors and under lofted ceilings. Docents lead group tours through the galleries to see rotating exhibitions or play hide-and-seek with Jackson Pollock.

Designed as a contemporary twist on old European opera houses, the center's McGuire Theater draws visitors into its intimate space for live dance, theater, and music performances as well as performance art. Museum exhibits and events also spill outside to a central square and the four quadrants, bordered by granite and evergreen hedges, of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

Customer Reviews

The first time I visited the Walker, I saw a Hopper painting and fell in love with every part of the experience. The space is great, the customer service is wonderful and the art is life changing.
Julie H. · January 18, 2017
Awesome customer service. Helped me not only get my tickets,but gave directions for handicapped parking and dining afterward. Very pleasant.
Chaiya I. · December 8, 2016
Using this Groupon to belong to The Walker Art Center is a wonderful experience and an amazing opportunity to try out a membership. There are free programs for every age. we especially enjoy the Toddler Tuesdays-- it's an amazing way to introduce art and culture to young children along with being in a structured setting at times. My granddaughter always looked forward to attending and misses it and the relationships she made now she's in kindergarten-one of her favorite places to go-we now attend on breaks
Mary H. · December 12, 2013
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