Jul 27, 2021 - Things to Do

Wind chime installation returns to Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

A wind chime exhibit at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
"Wind Chime (after 'Dream')" installation. Photo: Audrey Kennedy/Axios

Heading to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden? Listen closely and look up.

  • The beloved "Wind Chime (after 'Dream')" installation has returned to the garden's linden tree.

Background: The installation — created by French artist Pierre Huyghe and introduced to the garden in 2009 — is made up of 288 individual tubes, totaling 47 wind chimes.

  • They symbolize the 47 measures of the five-minute piano melody "Dream" by John Cage.
  • The display is weather-dependent and normally up from May to October, but was delayed mid-July this year because of the pandemic.

What we're hearing: In the right breeze, the installation is a lovely, melodic hum. With harsh winds, it can get a little chaotic.

🪴 Check out the rest of the garden at 725 Vineland Pl. It's free!

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