Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is located across from the Walker Art Center. The 11-acre garden is a joint project of the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is the largest urban sculpture garden in the country. The garden used to be connected to Loring Park, but the construction of Interstate 94 in the 1960s split the area into two parts.
A variety of 20th-century sculptures combined together with shaped trees and selection of plants makes from it very pleasant and exciting place. The most famous piece of art in the garden is the Spoonbridge and Cherry water fountain by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. The garden also includes the Cowles Conservatory greenhouse, with more flora and sculpture inside, such as Frank Gehry's Standing Glass Fish. A pedestrian bridge, the Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge, designed by Siah Armajani now crosses I-94, connecting the sculpture garden to Loring Park.
The Garden is located in the Minneapolis center - 1750 Hennepin, Minneapolis, MN, and itís easily accessible from either Hwy I-94 or 394.