Arb Adventure: MN Arboretum (Art & Travel), Chanhassen, MN USA

Minnesota Arboretum “the arb” is a great Minneapolis, MN, Travel Date for any season, any age. 1,200 acres are filled with beautiful landscape and flowers, ponds and waterfalls, and Chinese, Japanese, and sculpture themed gardens. Children of all ages can enjoy a Maze Garden and Green Play Yard. Drive, walk or take a tram around the grounds. Pair it with a tour of Prince’s Paisley Park, just down the road. Enjoy my blog filled with photos and info.

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Art & Travel – Minneapolis, MN USA

I love sculpture – and I love gardens! Sculpture gardens provide the best of both! My Travel Date to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the largest urban sculpture garden in the United States was filled with famous art, warm sun and great fellowship. My blog showcases the Garden and some of my favorite sculptures.

Film Discussion: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Armchair Travel & Art: This fun film has mystery, suspense, action, romance, comedy, history–and lots of “art sightings” – for the whole family! And now that our world may be opening up a bit, it may even instill traveling to the Smithsonian Museums, Washington, D.C. My blog shares not only the plot and actors but highlights of the art showcased throughout!

Film Discussion: Tea with Mussolini (Italy)

I love Italy! The opportunity to travel to Italy, absorb its art, architecture, history, culture, and landscape has been a highlight of my life. This movie set in WWII and its star-studded cast, provides something for the lover of art, the lover of history, the traveler, and is a great intro to the intoxicating culture of Italy. Enjoy my discussion of the film on my blog.

Art for Facing the New Year: 2021 (Picasso)

As the old year ends–and a new one begins, I have selected “Weeping Woman” by Pablo Picasso this week because I feel it is representative of both the old year–and the new! The horrors faced in 2020. The uncertainty we face in 2021. What will 2021 have for us! Find out more about this painting and its artist on my blog.

Film Discussion: Midnight in Paris (Paris, France)

Paris! The film “Midnight in Paris” captures the allure and enticement of the city, past and present…Belle Epoch, to Roaring 20s to today. For lovers of art, literature and travel, it is a treasure trove to watch, again and again! Read my discussion in this blog.

Homage to Sweden: Saints, Artists and Ancestors (Hernmarck)

Today is December 13th, Santa Lucia Day in Sweden! To honor her and this festival of lights, plus my Swedish ancestors and my favorite Swedish artist, textile artist Helena Hernmarck, I’m issuing Homage to Sweden.

Morning Glories – in Art & Life (O’Keeffe)

Twenty-two weeks into this 2020 COVID pandemic, I look for things that give me joy! Flowers such as these morning glories give me joy! This summer my flower garden is lush and colorful–and full of opportunity to give me much joy! O’Keeffe’s paintings of flowers are meant to provide joy to the viewer.