Past To Present: John Cook and the Walker Art Center

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The newly expanded Walker Art Center Campus and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden will soon celebrate its Grand Reopening on Saturday, June 3, 2017. We are thrilled to share in this experience with the Walker and its members and visitors as 18 new artworks, a 19-acre reimagined campus, and a landmark that will be enjoyed for generations to come will soon be revealed.

Through this video, we explore the evolution of the campus over the years – past to present – and the original insights of John Cook and Joan Soranno that have played a role in shaping this institution near and dear to HGA.


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Making an Entrance: A Design Conversation
A conversation hosted by Architecture MN Magazine on the ideas and considerations that drove the design and its integration with the larger campus transformation.

A New Sculpture Garden, See the Walker's Save-the-Date for the Reopening on June 3, 2017

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Walker Art Center's Esker Grove pushes the museum restaurant to new heights, Star Tribune

Walker Art Center unveils addition and renovation plans, Curbed

Streetscapes: Why the new entrance at the Walker Art Center matters, Star Tribune
Functional and stylish, the dark, metal exterior that seems to grow out of the hillside makes it perfectly clear where to enter. 

Design Partners, Up close with John Cook and Joan Soranno via Architecture MN Magazine

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John Cook, FAIA

Bio_CookJ_web.jpgJohn is an award-winning architect specializing in cultural and higher education projects. More >