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One of the best art museums in the United States is the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. The museum is named after Thomas Barlow Walker, who opened up his private art collection to the public in 1879. It was only in 1927 that the Walker Art Center officially became a museum and it features a truly impressive collection of modern art.
The Walker Art Center is a striking piece of architecture. The brick museum building, designed by architect Edward Larrabee Barnes, was inaugurated in 1971. The museum acquired its current modern look in 2005, thanks to the master plan of famous Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron, which designed the glass and aluminium annex. The museum campus features a total of 11 exhibition spaces and also houses a cinema, a theatre and a variety of restaurants.
“The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden effortlessly combines plants and culture”