Cher’s Blog

Travel & Art for the Ages

Welcome to my blog highlighting famous Art through the Ages – & Travel – as it relates to our lives during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-2022.


Botticelli & Renaissance at the Mpls Institute of Art, Mpls, MN USA

Italy comes to Minnesota! “Botticelli & Renaissance Florence “brings treasures of the Uffizi Gallery (Florence, Italy) to the Mpls. Institute of Art (Mia)! Botticelli’s “Adoration of the Magi” and “Pallas & the Centaur” are showcased. Highlights of this unprecedented, one-of-a-kind exhibit, including ancient art that influenced art in Renaissance Italy, are included in this blog.

Charles Schultz & Peanuts in St. Paul (Art & Travel)

Happy 100th Birthday,Charles Schultz – creator of the famous Peanuts comic strip! On November 26, 2022, syndicated cartoonists will pay tribute to him in their own comic strips! Schultz’ home town, St. Paul, MN, honors him with Peanuts cartoon sculptures around town. My tribute are photos of these sculptures from our Travel Date to Rice Park, featured in this blog. Enjoy!

Sherlock Holmes at the MN History Center, St. Paul, MN USA

We explored the legacy of Sherlock Holmes, one of history’s most beloved and enduring characters on our Travel Date to the Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, MN. In this special MNHS exhibition, we learned insights about Holmes and his literary creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. We enjoyed hands-on experiences and tools to solve a crime from the vivid Crime Scene. This blog is for Sherlock fans of any genre – and all inquisitive minds! Enjoy!

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About Me

My academic and life experiences have resulted in the person I am today; a very well-rounded and diverse individual. With a passion for the study of art through history, and a view of the world through the lens of an art educator and designer, I consider the world my classroom, sharing my discoveries with students of all ages.

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