Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

This week, Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge is about sculptures, statues and carvings. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce Minneapolis Sculpture Garden to you 😉

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is an 11-acre (4.5 ha) park in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the United States. It is located near the Walker Art Center, which operates it in coordination with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. It reopened June 10, 2017 after a reconstruction that resulted with the Walker and Sculpture Garden being unified as one 19-acre campus.It is one of the largest urban sculpture gardens in the country, with 40 permanent art installations and several other temporary pieces that are moved in and out periodically.
— Wikipedia

The most famous piece is “Spoonbridge and Cherry” by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.

September Room (Room with Two Reclining Figures and Composition with Long Verticals) by Mark Manders:

Hahn/Cock by Katharina Fritsch:

I saw the same blue cock sculpture (maybe bigger?) at the National Gallery of Art East Building in DC.

Hahn/Cock is a sculpture of a giant blue cockerel by the German artist Katharina Fritsch. It was unveiled in London’s Trafalgar Square on 25 July 2013 and was displayed on the vacant fourth plinth. The fibreglass work stood 4.72 metres (15.5 ft) high and was the sixth work to be displayed on the plinth, on which it stayed until 17 February 2015. It was subsequently acquired by Glenstone, a private museum, and exhibited at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, following its 2016 reopening.
The work is in an edition of two. The second version is in the sculpture garden of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN on a pedestal designed by the artist.
— Wikipedia

I hope it’s ok to have some color in our photos. I just couldn’t make a blue cockerel black ;-(

Thanks for visiting my blog.


About Helen C

A retired computer programmer who loves writing and photographing, and has managed to publish a YA novel "Jin-Ling’s Two Left".
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25 Responses to Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

  1. neihtn2012 says:

    Fantastic photos, in B&W and one color! “Spoonbridge and Cherry” is a stunner!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Helen C says:

      Thanks, Hien. Everyone wants to take a better photo of the “Spoonbridge and Cherry” 😉 It’s fun to see all of them and try to come up with one of yours.
      Have a great day.


  2. prior.. says:

    Glad you left that blue – it had a beautiful (blue-tiful) effect.
    And love the black and white – Amy Maranto has featured the spoon/cherry before and it is cool how different photographs highlight different aspects.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Cee Neuner says:

    Oh Helen, these are fun sculptures for this week. My favorite is the spoon, but they are all terrific. Hope all is well with you 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • Helen C says:

      Thanks, Cee. I love the spoon, too. Every time I go there, I would take 3 or 4 photos of it.
      I am doing well. Thanks. I have been very lazy (in blogging) lately 😉 I wanted to comment on one of your post, the one you said you were not going to continue some photo challenges, but ended up I didn’t. Thank you for hosting so many wonderful challenges for so many years. You have helped many of us to grow as a photographer. (I have told you that you should save some time for yourself, remember? 😉
      Have a great day.


  4. Jim says:

    I see you found the cherry. I really like how you added some color for it. 🙂

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  5. Rupali says:

    Wow wonderful captures Helen.

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  6. Marie says:

    Great post. I didn’t make it to the sculpture garden when I was in Minneapolis in July but I thought about it. How was your trip to VA? Hope you had good weather and not too much rain and humidity. It was beautiful in MN while I was there.

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    • Helen C says:

      Thanks, Marie. On the road again? Oh my goodness… 😉 You are amazing!
      VA trip was great. It wasn’t too hot, too much humidity (a little). Family time is always the best time, I am sure you would agree!
      Have a great day.


  7. Amy says:

    I can see why the Spoonbridge and Cherry is the most famous one. 🙂 Nicely processed, Helen.

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  8. Lady Oscar says:

    exactly! it is not fair to make the blue cockerel black and white! Let it be BLUE! ^^

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  9. Wonderful photos .. love that spoon and cherry 😊

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  10. MythRider says:

    I like the blue rooster.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. restlessjo says:

    I love a sculpture park, Helen. You never know what ingenuity you’re going to find. 🙂 🙂
    Wishing you a great week, hon!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Lignum Draco says:

    Thanks for the tour. This looks like a lovely place to wander and enjoy. Are they regularly adding or changing any of the sculptures?

    Liked by 1 person

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