Paisley Park & Prince (Art & Travel) Mpls, MN, USA

Paisley Park is a great Minneapolis, MN, Travel Date for both the hard-core Prince fan and novice. The impact of Prince: musician, artist, fashion designer and social icon is witnessed in a visit to the home, studio – and now museum – of one of Minnesota’s favorite sons. My blog highlights our tour and Paisley Experience!

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!

Hot Soup (& Art) for a Cold Day (Warhol)

Soup. A staple in the lives of people since the dawn of time. Imagine a warm cup of soup on a cold Minnesota winter day. “Campbell Soup Cans” by Andy Warhol are the perfect art for this week! Read more on Warhol and the iconic Pop Art movement in my blog.

LOVE says it all…in Art (Indiana)

LOVE says it all…in art and in marriage (hopefully!) This week’s art is dedicated to my great husband on our 43rd anniversary. I love this artwork as it reminds me of my time living in NYC in the late 60’s. It became the pop symbol of the flower-powered decade, despite the artist’s association of love with his faith. Versions of LOVE are found in 2D and 3D sculptures, along with much memorabilia. Click on the link to find out more about both this iconic symbol as well as the artist.

Art for Flag Day: The American Flag (Jasper Johns)

This painting is to recognize Flag Day and honor our USA flag. The American flag was one of Jasper John’s signature emblems; He created the painting to elicit a closer look at our flag because he felt that the flag was a common object that was “seen and not looked at, not examined.”