Friday, April 30, 2010

Come out and play at Walker Art Center

 The new plaza cafe will be a grassy, sunny space.
From Star Tribune
Last update: April 29, 2010 - 3:38 PM



What to do with the prettiest hillside in downtown Minneapolis? For the past five years Walker Art Center honchos have been scratching their well coiffed heads about the future of the grassy declivity where the Guthrie Theater once stood. Sculpture? Trees? Ski jump? Water park? Experts were summoned from abroad, proposals launched, shoulders shrugged.

In the end, a day of brainstorming by more than 30 local artists, designers, architects, landscapers and other creative types spawned a temporary plan that goes into effect June 3. It is expected to be in place for three to five years, during which the museum will develop a more permanent design.

"My hope is it will actually change our practice, how we engage people and bring
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