Walker Art Center will bare all in fix-up project

  • Article by: MARY ABBE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 15, 2012 - 7:58 PM

Minneapolis museum will renovate the brick facade of its older building.

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antisuburbsNov. 15, 12 7:29 PM

what kind of crappy buildings are we building now? bricks that last 40 years? Other places have brick buildings (with original bricks) more than 300 of years old, but I'm not sure anything like that will ever happen here based on how we build our stuff :(

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alanam8Nov. 15, 12 9:52 PM

The photo with this story reminds me of what poor stewards the Walker board has been of the Walker building. On its own, it was a minimalist masterpiece, a jewel. Then the Walker board, with the assistance of Richard Flood, hired two Swiss architects with nothing but contempt for the Twin Cities, and the insecure curators and board members who fawned over them. What'd they get in return? An expansion liked by nobody, and that decided the integrity of the original building. Shame on the board and all of the curators and managers who left town when the debacle was complete.

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glgNov. 15, 1210:04 PM

My bricks are 45 years old...should I be worried...can't they do a little tuck pointing?

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mplslakesNov. 16, 12 8:29 AM

My bricks are 85 years old and have no end in sight. Just need occasional maintenance. Someone screwed up somewhere.

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eman2001Nov. 16, 1210:42 AM

Such an ugly, poorly organized, and unwelcoming gallery. I never go there anymore.

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mouthwashNov. 16, 12 3:27 PM

From the outside, the Walker has the humility of an overzealous cinemaplex.

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rbaumgartnerNov. 16, 12 4:41 PM

Was just there. The interior is an embarrassment for Minneapolis and needs a total remodel. I would not bring an out of town guest there.

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