Drawing more than 325,000 visitors each year, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is one of the Twin Cities’ most-loved destinations. The Garden celebrates its 25th
anniversary in summer 2013 with a special series of performances, family programs, film screenings, and other events beginning in May and running through September 2013.
Anniversary programming will feature the highly popular Artist-Designed Mini Golf, last presented in 2008. Two seven-hole courses, with a shared 8th
hole, feature Garden-themed mini-golf holes designed by Minnesotan architects, artists, and designers.
The anniversary celebration will culminate with the opening of the exhibition Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties
, the largest exhibition to date focusing on groundbreaking and emblematic early work from one of Pop’s most widely admired artists. The exhibition, organized by MUMOK (Museum Moderner Kunst) in Vienna, opens at the Walker on September 21, 2013 in conjunction with “Avant Garden,” the Walker’s annual benefit staged in the Sculpture Garden. Oldenburg, with his late wife, Coosje van Bruggen, also designed the Sculpture Garden’s iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry.