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Goodbye for now: Sculpture garden art packed up as renovation gets underway

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An orange construction fence is up and art is being taken away from the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, as a two-year renovation of the grounds gets underway.

The facelift is part of the Walker Art Center's $75 million capital campaign for the art center’s 75th anniversary.

Roughly 40 works of art – except for the iconic “Spoonbridge and Cherry" and three other pieces, the Star Tribune reports – will be moved from the garden in the coming weeks, and will stay away until the summer 2017, when updates to the grounds are expected to be complete, the Walker Art Center says.

You can watch video of crews packing up and moving some of the artwork Wednesday, including "Walking Man" and "Woodrow."

The makeover includes both visual and behind-the-scenes updates, including a new sustainable stormwater recovery and rainwater irrigation system, as well as updates to landscaping, which will make room for additional pieces of art.

"It's a reconstruction of the space we know and love well. It will feature a state-of-the-art new lighting system, security pathways and a much more excessive journey through the Minneapolis sculpture garden and there will be a lot of new artworks too," Olga Viso, the Walker's executive director, told KSTP.

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