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.


Japanese Textiles at the Mia (Art & Travel) Mpls, MN USA

“Dressed by Nature: Textiles of Japan” is a vivid display of Mia’s (Mpls. MN) outstanding collection! Textiles are an intrinsic part of life, across all cultures of the world. Textiles have also been a significant part of my life and cultural heritage. I discovered some interesting and unexpected parallels in this exhibit to my own connection to Textile Art! More on my blog!

Museum of Russian Art: TMORA, Mpls. MN USA

Cher’s Travel Date: Museum of Russian Art (TMORA). A hidden gem in Mpls, it’s the only major institution in N. America devoted entirely to Russian art and culture from all of Russia’s history. TMORA stands with the people of Ukraine, as seen in current exhibit of provocative art of pro-Ukrainian political cartoons. Blog also includes photos by an American in Siberia/Stalin’s industrialization (1930s) & permanent collection.

Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul, MN USA

Continuing our Travel Dates to sites in our backyard, this year we plan to visit Minnesota Historical Society sites. The first was to the newly renovated Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul, at the confluence of the Mississippi & Minnesota Rivers. This blog includes my vast array of photos, tells the story of this site, its history – & shares new things we learned!

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

On our visit to Puerto Vallarta, our first, we got a feel for its culture and history. We discovered some of the unique sites that made this somewhat typical Mexican city stand apart from the others we visited – primarily how they incorporated art into every corner of their life. This blog is packed with my photos!

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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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