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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 12/2/2023

Museum Store of the Month: Idea House 3 at Walker Art Center

Drumroll, please! We hereby name the freshly redesigned, rethought and reopened store at the Walker Art Center our Museum Store of the Month! A high-design concept store inside a high-design museum (the latter designed by Herzog & de Meuron), the store, now known as Idea House 3, is a super-vibrant space that champions the brightest new ideas in design alongside an ever-evolving selection of smart, well curated books on art, photography, and of course, design.⁠
Museum Store of the Month: Idea House 3 at Walker Art Center
Designed by London-based Zak Group, Idea House 3 is meant to be "a hub for connecting communities, serving as a platform for robust cultural programming, education and experiences with creative visionaries from throughout the region and around the world."
Museum Store of the Month: Idea House 3 at Walker Art Center
A friend to innovative ideas and divergent thinking, Idea House 3's selection prioritizes diversity, inclusivity, sustainability and quality.
Museum Store of the Month: Idea House 3 at Walker Art Center
If you've got a sophisticated loved one on your holiday gift list, this would be the ideal place to find the surprise that gives a rise. From inexpensive books by the cash wrap to limited editions and definitive monographs, all tastes and price points are represented.
Museum Store of the Month: Idea House 3 at Walker Art Center
According to the Walker Art Center, "Idea House 3 was inspired by the Walker’s Idea House project, which began in the 1940s as a visionary way to bring postwar interior design and contemporary art to a wider audience.
Museum Store of the Month: Idea House 3 at Walker Art Center
The brainchild of Daniel Defenbacher, architect and then-director of the Walker, Idea Houses 1 and 2 (1941, 1947) presented the latest innovations in domestic architectural, product, and interior design.
Museum Store of the Month: Idea House 3 at Walker Art Center
Since those first presentations, the Walker has organized dozens of exhibitions exploring the work of architects and designers and the interplay between design, art, and community.
Museum Store of the Month: Idea House 3 at Walker Art Center
Idea House 3 is an iteration of the groundbreaking concept, reimagined for how we live with design today."
Museum Store of the Month: Idea House 3 at Walker Art Center

IDEA HOUSE 3
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-253-3402
shop@walkerart.org

STORE HOURS⁠
Wednesday, 10 AM–5 PM⁠
Thursday, 10 AM–9 PM⁠
Friday–Sunday, 10 AM –5 PM⁠
Monday–Tuesday, Closed⁠

Closed New Year’s Day, the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.⁠

Multiple Realities: Experimental Art in the Eastern Bloc 1960s–1980s

Multiple Realities: Experimental Art in the Eastern Bloc 1960s–1980s

Walker Art Center
Hbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 408 pgs / 180 color / 150 b&w.