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The Walker Art Center Is Reopening Today, February 4th

By Secret Minneapolis

Enjoy the grand reopening of the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis’ best place for interdisciplinary, contemporary art.

The Walker Art Center is finally reopening to the public today, February 4th. You’re probably wondering what’s changed since you’ve lasted visited, and it’s true, they have made some changes to ensure the safety and enjoyment of everyone who visits. But they haven’t changed too much. They’ve still got some old favorite exhibits, as well as some new ones. We’ll walk you through all the recent changes they’ve made, starting with safety precautions.

Thursdays and Fridays from 11am-12pm are designated hours for the elderly and vulnerable. Every guest is now required to have a timed ticket upon entry to the museum, so that the Walker can crowd control how many people are enjoying the museum at at time. Guests can now purchase these times tickets here. They also grant you access to the entire museum, so keep that in mind so you can make sure to adjust how much time you’ll need. Masks are also required at all times, and its suggested to keep six feet apart from people who aren’t in your same household.

They’ve got the same promotional days that they’ve had in the past, like their First Free Saturdays, which are designed for families to come and enjoy kids activities and performances. They’ve also got Target Free Thursday Nights, where Walker, in collaboration with Target, offers night access to its museums for free. Even though both events are free, they do require a ticket because of the social distancing efforts Walker is making to keep things socially distanced.

You’re probably wondering about the exhibits and events Walker is showing now that they’re opening again. The Walker has a ton of different educational programs and exhibits to enjoy. Their newest exhibit, Five Ways In: Themes From the Collection, showcases over 100 works that are interpretations on five different themes. Low Visibility premiers today and is an exhibit that showcases a collective of works from different artists on the theme of surveillance, camouflage, and privacy in the age of access to information and each other. There’s a tons more to see and do at the Walker museum, in a variety of interdisciplinary formats, so whatever piques your interest, there is likely to be something there to enjoy. Don’t forget to enjoy their open air sculpture garden as well.

After selecting a time and purchasing a ticket, enjoy their grand opening at 725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403.

 

[featured image by Dannie Jing via unsplash]