“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” -St. Augustine
Hi! My background and life experience in education, art and design permeates every aspect of my life. I will not only uncover details of whatever project I am working on–but also explain how it fits into your life and your journey.
My passions includes the study of art and history through travel and the exploration of the world’s sites and museums. During this disruption in travel, I am also exploring many wonderful local sites in my back yard – and encouraging you to do the same! Follow my blog on Cher’s Famous Art to get us through the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020-2022!
Discover Art, History, & Life!
Click on the images below to read more about famous art, travel and their connection to culture and the world around us. I’ve included the most recent posts below. They are rotated regularly. Previous posts can be found on Cher’s Blog.
St. Paul, MN, USA
Travel Date to Como Conservatory & Zoo.
This iconic location is on my Top Ten list of places to visit in St. Paul, Minnesota. It was a recent Travel Date and includes a conservatory; a zoo; sunken, fern bonsai and Japanese gardens; and historic carousel! Coming soon; check it out!
St. Paul, MN, USA
Travel Date to Historic Fort Snelling
Resuming our Travel Dates to sites in our back yard in the world-class cities of Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, we are focusing on Minnesota Historical Sites this summer.
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Travel Date to Japanese Textile exhibit at Mpls. Institute of Art (Mia)
This extensive special Mia exhibit on Japanese textiles from their permanent collection ends on September 11, 2022. Don’t miss it! Check out highlights on this blog.
Art often mirrors life–or at least serves to reflect it.
Sometimes art can serve as a distraction–or release–and is a way to help us survive difficulties in life. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world by storm in mid-March, 2020, I looked to art as a distraction–and release–and first posted my findings on Facebook. To me, it helped me to not focus on all the bad news and negative and depressing postings that engulfed the postings–and encourage others to do the same. Since then, I have continued to post them here as a blog, with additional depth about the artists, the works of art and the museums where these artworks reside–and how they relate to what is going on in the world at that time. I hope that you will be inspired to see them in person someday when the world opens up again for you to explore the world through travel!
During the summer of 2021, I embarked on Travel Dates with my favorite fellow traveler, my fabulous husband, Skip – as well as other friends. I have set out to explore the world and world-class cities just outside my back door through the eyes of traveler as if I am visiting here for the first time. I look forward to having you join me! ~Cher
My academic and life experiences have resulted in someone who I feel is a very well-rounded and diverse individual. With a passion for the study of art through history and travel, and a view of the world through the lens of an art educator and designer, I consider the world my classroom.
Would you like to be better prepared with information to maximize your trips? I provide educational classes to help prepare you to get the most out of your trip. Options include brief overview sessions, 2-3 hour classes on a specific subject to full 10-15 hour sessions spread out over several weeks prior to your trip.
Do you need someone to help you flesh out your ideas for an upcoming trip? Make your Wish List a Reality? I will come along side of you and customize details of your trip. Together, you will go from brainstorming through to putting the details in place for a trip that is uniquely YOU!
Travel Tips for Minnesota Locals & Visitors as we move out of the Pandemic! Check out this blog post for Travel Tips for exploring our back yard of Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota, USA and Farther Afield in Minnesota.
Planning to travel? Get ready with Cher’s latest Travel Tips: Pack, Plan, Prep
A Year in the Life of the Pandemic with Cher’s Famous Art
Travel Dates in Minnesota 2021-22: exploring the world in the world class cities in our back yard!
Spring 2020: A Retrospect.
Spring 2020 – A recap of all the postings from March, April and May 2020.
Winter 2020-2021: A Retrospect
Winter 2020-21: A recap of all postings for December 2020 and January/February 2021
Cher has been traveling all her life. Since 2006, she has been doing personal consultations, offering classes and leading educational tours all the world and in the USA.
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