Art and Galleries
The Minneapolis art scene has never felt more alive; from spruced up riverside warehouses to grand civic collections, the city takes great pride in the boom it’s been nurturing in its creative industries. And here are some of the best galleries to showcase this thriving art scene.
You’ll have to hunt the Bockley Gallery down, but it’ll be worth the search. Curator Todd Bockley has a passion for unearthing the most exciting new Twin Cities artists. His eye for up and coming talent that’s as provocative as it is beautiful makes this gallery – big on native art – a must-see.
2123 W. 21st St
Mill City Museum
Recycling doesn’t get more vital than this former flour mill-turned industrial heritage museum vividly showcases how flour, water (the river) and ingenuity brought the city to life. Regular exhibitions of local artists animate this huge space.
Walker Art Centre
A self-styled catalyst for the Twin Cities’ creative endeavors, the Walker’s been promoting modern art, and artists, for more than 70 years, and it’s still as vital and vibrant as ever. Focusing on visual, performing, and media arts the Walker’s shows prod and poke at the big questions, with the lightest of touches.
Small but hugely influential new space hosting interrogative shows examining the role of pop culture on the wider cultural landscape. But don’t worry, this isn’t academic and earnest – Gallery 13 is one of the most enjoyable spaces in the city’s downtown.