Detail of wooden Nio statue of Zenko-ji temple in Nagano, Japan. Made by Koun TAKAMURA (1852-1934) and Unkai YONEKURA (1869-1925)
INTERACTIVE MINI GOLF ART INSTALLATION
Mini golf is no longer just a cool, interactive way to go on a first date. It’s now a cool, interactive way to go on a first date that is also a cultured first date at a museum. The Walker Art Center is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Minneapolis Sculpture Garden with two eight-hole courses designed by artists and engineers alike.
Walker On The Green includes holes that pay homage to a bagatelle board, a gnome table football pitch, a geodesic dome housing mini replicas of the gallery itself and a great Willy Wonka-style play on perspective dreamt up by students from the University of Minnesota. It’s enough to make tiny windmills pale into insignificance.
The installation, which includes everything from ant farms to zen gardens, is up until September 8th.