Time Out says
One of the five most visited contemporary art museums in the U.S., the Walker Art Center was founded in 1879 by lumber baron Thomas Barlow. Since then, it’s evolved into a 17-acre campus that combines the museum’s Edward Larrabee Barnes and Herzog & De Meuron buildings with the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. More than 90 percent of the visual art objects in the permanent collection were made after 1960 and include such international contemporary talent as Bharti Kher, Danh Vo and Gabriel Kuri. Reflecting the museum’s commitment to art in all mediums, the Walker also offers an acclaimed performing arts program and a state-of-the art cinema.