Minneapolis, Minnesota: Spoonbridge and CherryA giant, bent spoon holding a giant cherry, displayed over a pond. Public art of everyday objects made giant, and hence more meaningful and important, by artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
- 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN
- Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Southwest side of downtown. On the west side of Hennepin Ave., between Dunwoody Blvd and Vineland Place, and a block north of the Walker Art Center.
Visitor Tips and News About Spoonbridge and Cherry
The cherry stem at the top of the sculpture sprays water. You can see it a little bit.[Ashley Craig, 09/25/2012]
Not unexpected in a whimsical Claes Oldenburg sculpture. Looks like the Cherry is smearing down and discoloring the Spoonbridge. Blame iron-rich Minnesota?
A spoonful!![Cameron Moreland, 02/12/2011]
Surely this qualifies as the world's largest spoon? Or the world's largest spoon with a cherry? Or the world's largest spoon with a cherry that sprays water from its stem?
It's called "Spoonbridge and Cherry" and is yet another work by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, who have installed lots of other big things. This one's at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden on the grounds of the Walker Art Center. A trip inside the Walker Art Center will set you back ten bucks (and is well worth it, too) but viewing the spoon, along with 40+ other sculptures, is free.[Dean Jeffrey, 01/14/2009]