The Chazen museum has a wide range of modern works. I was interested to see a sculpture by Claes Oldenburg and his partner Coosje van Bruggen. Their Cherry on a Spoon is iconic in the Walker Museum sculpture garden in Minneapolis. Their work brought humor to the overly serious art world. I can see why! […]Read more
Whatsoever is Lovely: Sculpture
Great outing at the Madison Chazen Museum today. We viewed sculpture from the second century to the twenty-first century. The second century pieces were of the Buddha. The modern sculptures ranged from a jackrabbit to an abstract geometric metal Calder piece. I’ll share here three contemporary art pieces I liked; made of metal, wood and […]Read more
What’s So Healthful about Art?
Blogging friend Devang posted a health challenge this week; 5 ways we are taking care of our health. I realized that that my weekend outing was a good example of my habits. I visited a local museum with my hiking friends yesterday (less distance walking since two are recovering from plantar fasciitis.) We got out […]Read more
Too Much Time on His Hands
We stopped at a gas station halfway between Duluth and Minneapolis on the way home (see Tuesday for the Duluth story). After our pit stop, there was a car parked by the front door that caught my eye. As I took photos, the owner walked out with his drink and chips. I complimented him on […]Read more
Sacred Circle, Tree Rings and Eye
I am Minneapolis as the halfway point to my trip to Duluth for my uncle’s funeral tomorrow. After sitting all day riding the bus here I wanted to stretch my legs. I hiked upstairs in the building where my parents have their flat and saw this cool artwork. It is a collage piece that evokes […]Read more
Has this Sign Changed your Mind?
On a walk near Lake Monona over the weekend, I passed this sign. I took a photo, since I thought you might be curious to see it. I’m so curious about readers’ stance on specieism… Wasn’t completely sure on the definition, so I looked it up; Thinking that one species is more important than the […]Read more