Thursday, April 19, 2018
The new Walker Art Center
The new Walker Art Center
The new Walker -- more than a museum
The Walker's place in the art world
The Walker thinks globally, but does it act locally?
Art lovers, and the curious, check out the new Walker
Take a multimedia tour of the new Walker
Director Kathy Halbreich on the $70 million pricetag
A brief history of the Walker Art Center
Composer Philip Glass performs on opening weekend
U of M architecture dean Thomas Fisher on the Walker's design
Critic Dominic Papatola gives his opinions on the new Walker
The Puck stops here (story audio)
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The Puck stops here
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Celebrated chef Wolfgang Puck brings his culinary expertise to Minneapolis, with the opening of 20.21, the new restaurant at The Walker Art Center. (MPR Photo/Jeff Jones)

St. Paul, Minn. — The expansion and reopening of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis has attracted international attention, but one of the details that's attracting the most notice is an international name -- of a chef.

Wolfgang Puck is behind the Walker's signature restaurant, 20.21, which opens to the public this week. 20.21 is the latest fine dining effort of Puck, the celebrated chef and culinary emperor whose restaurants include Spago, Chinois, and Granita, among others.

Puck is in the Twin Cities for the opening, and spoke with MPR's Tom Crann. He describes the Asian-inspired 20.21 as a merger of contemporary art and contemporary cuisine.

To listen to their interview, choose the audio link the right column.