A Dose of Art

Surprisingly, one of my favorite outings recently was a visit to a place I’ve already been. Here are a few snapshots of my trip to Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Please note that I do not claim to know anything at all about art; I just know that I like it…and the fact that they opened up a cafe selling Dogwood coffee and Rustica baked goods didn’t affect my opinion in the slightest. Maybe.

This is what greets you at MIA.
This is what greets you at MIA.

My favorite piece of all (by Frank Stella), hung high up so that I can see it without getting too close. Sigh.
My favorite piece of all (by Frank Stella), hung high up so that I can see it without getting too close. Sigh.

This fellow's statue friend was dancing atop a bunch of children's heads. Sometimes I think I shouldn't look too closely at things.
This fellow’s statue friend was dancing atop a bunch of children’s heads. Sometimes I think I shouldn’t look too closely at things.

I kept coming back to this one. It's awesome.
I kept coming back to this one. It’s awesome.

Sometimes I can't believe what I learn about the things in Picasso's mind.
Sometimes I can’t believe what I learn about the things in Picasso’s mind.

I want a dog that looks just like this.
I want a dog that looks just like this.

Excluding the time that Jewel released a book of poems, musicians making art can be a really cool thing. Nick Cave is pretty sweet.
Excluding the time that Jewel released a book of poems, musicians making art can be a really cool thing. Nick Cave is pretty sweet.

The shadows of Nick Cave's creation were even cooler.
The shadows of Nick Cave’s creation were even cooler.

Another favorite. I want my walls to look like this.
Another favorite. I want my walls to look like this.

Burlesque.
Burlesque.

I was convinced that this was my favorite painting when I was there, but the more I look at it, the creepier it gets.
I was convinced that this was my favorite painting when I was there, but the more I look at it, the creepier it gets.

More interesting shadows.
More interesting shadows.

The exploration of sacred things was an amazing exhibit, full of mesmerizing pieces like this one.
The exploration of sacred things was an amazing exhibit, full of mesmerizing pieces like this one.

I've always allowed Bowie to help me make decisions, and I was thrilled (and reminded of him) when I saw the labyrinths.
I’ve always allowed Bowie to help me make decisions, and I was thrilled (and reminded of him) when I saw the labyrinths.

Sometimes I see things, and I just think, "yes."
Sometimes I see things, and I just think, “yes.”

Our last discovery was a series of music videos depicting the sacred...I guess we'll just have to adjust.
Our last discovery was a series of music videos depicting the sacred…I guess we’ll just have to adjust.

They’ve also included a new pop-up shop selling goods made in the States. I seriously can’t even wait to go back.

P.S. Watch this.

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  1. Dan

    This was a great visit to the museum. Thank you so much for sharing your photos. It is a great thing that this experience wasn’t a “scratch and sniff” and I think you know why. πŸ˜‰

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