Monday, June 4, 2018

Large Scale Art Inspires at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Wandering through sculptures at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

**Disclosure: Thank you to Visit Roseville for hosting our incredible visit to Roseville, Minnesota! Views are 100% my own.

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden looked absolutely stunning on our visit during a bright and sunny day. The beautiful skies and intriguing sculptures beckoned for exploration.


Minneapolis Sculpture Garden with the city in the background

As we walked from parking to the garden, I couldn't help but pause and enjoy the city buildings in the background. The park is surprisingly expansive, so there is plenty to explore. The sculptures are all well spaced out, providing an enjoyable experiencing meandering throughout.


I think that the sculptures looked pretty striking with the crisp background of blue skies. Walking around a sculpture garden definitely yielded. I love this sculpture Woodrow by Deborah Butterfield. The horse appears to be crafted from driftwood but is actually crafted with metal. I love the rustic nature to it.

Spoonbridge and Cherry by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Brugge


Spoonbridge and Cherry by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Brugge is one of the most iconic pieces in the garden. The sculpture is actually a fountain and you will see water sprinkling from the cherry. We definitely noted a crowd taking pictures during our visit.

Wind Chime by Pierre Huyghe
Magical chimes throughout the whole tree!
Wind Chime by Pierre Huyghe was fun to explore. I wonder how the tree looks adorned with chimes when the leaves change color and then when leaves fall?

X With Columns by Sol Lewitt

X With Columns by Sol Lewitt may be constructed with simple cinder blocks but it really does look impressive with the expanse surrounding. I like the balance and the angles.

For Whom by Kris Martin features a bell that was cast for a church in Germany but was discarded when it failed to produce a proper tone.

For Whom by Kris Martin features a bell that was cast for a church in Germany but was discarded when it failed to produce a proper tone. Our gain! The bell does sway adding another element to this sculpture.

Hahn/Cock by Katharina Fritsch makes a bold statement at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Hahn/Cock makes a bold statement!

Hahn/Cock by Katharina Fritsch is definitely a standout piece. I love it especially against the background architecture. Perfectly out of place yet in place!

Love sculpture by Robert Indiana in Minneapolis

We loved Minneapolis Sculpture Garden so it is entirely fitting that it is home to Love by Robert Indiana! The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is a treasure. We are delighted that it was not too far from our home location for the weekend of Roseville, Minnesota.

Tips:

  • Bring water. 
  • The garden's hours are 6AM-12AM, so you can easily fit a visit into your itinerary.
  • Admission is free but there is a small fee for parking.
  • Enjoy more than 40 iconic sculptures.

Large Scale Art Inspires at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

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