Walker Art Center
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August 16th, 2008 – by: poorogies
With a nickname like "Land of 10,000 Lakes" I automatically assume mosquitos the size of bats and gnats in swarm. Maybe I wasn't there at the peak season. Maybe the mosquito is NOT the state bird like everyone claims. Maybe I just wasn't there long enough. I'm going to go with that last one until I have further evidence against the second.
That Saturday it was a perfect 98F and our nephews needed to get out of Eden Prairie to challenge us to a few rounds of putt-putt in Minneapolis. The Walker Art Center was hosting an exhibit of Green Inspired Art outside. Sure the holes weren't really functional as far as golf is concerned, but they did look good. After 14 rounds we crossed the street to see America's largest collection of urban sculpture. I have to admit I got excited seeing more of Oldenburg's work (after the soft shuttlecocks in the Guggenheim and their hard cousins at the Nelson Atkins in Kansas City), Alexander Calder's mobiles and of course a sculpture by the architect, Frank Gehry. Pretty stellar, you should take a gander yourself sometime.
We spent a total of 3 days in Minnesota and I enjoyed every moment. I'm excited to return for a longer stint next time...
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