Thanks to a tip from a friend we found out that Thursday nights you can visit the Walker Art Center for free! Thanks to sponsor Target, the Walker stays open until 9:00 on Thursdays and admission is free.
We visited this past Thursday as it was one of the last days for the exhibit "The Quick and the Dead" which was a show that featured various artists thoughts and interpretations on death and mortality. Interestingly enough, the exhibit was not extremely depressing. In fact, there were points that we were laughing a little.
We did make our way through the permanent exhibits as well and had the opportunity to walk through a new room featuring various types of pottery and clay sculpture.
It is busier in the Walker on Thursday nights due to it being free, but we still got around to everything we wanted to see in a little over an hour. We also make a stroll through the Sculpture Gardens, which are fun to see at night when they are all lit up.
We didn't see everything that is possible for you to see on a visit to the Walker. There are tours you can take and movies you can view but we skipped those for this visit. We are sure to return another time, especially on a free night like that!
On a side note - after the Walker we grabbed dinner at an awesome Thai restaurant back towards the U of M campus - True Thai on Franklin Street and I just had to mention them because the food was good and so was the service. Our original plan had been to hit up a date night special at another Thai restaurant that would've been closer - but they were closed due to road construction. Their loss, True Thai's gain!
Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
2627 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406