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.

Mary Tyler Moore Sites in Mpls., MN USA

Our recent Travel Date to MTM-Land reminded us of Minneapolis’s touch with stardom in the 1970s when Mary Tyler Moore “turned the world on with her smile” in our fair city. The Mary Tyler Moore show is set in Minneapolis and there are 6 places to visit to get a reminder of show scenes – all seen and enjoyed by us – and shared with you – in this blog!

Father of Waters, Mississippi: Art & Travel – Mpls. City Hall, MN, USA

“Father of Waters, Mississippi” reigns in the center of the Grand Rotunda of the Minneapolis (MN) City Hall. As a child, I visited this iconic statue with my dad, rubbing his big marble toe for good luck. My blog shares photos and fun facts about the statue plus the clock tower, the bells, the stained glass skylight and marble staircase that make up his grand home.

St. Paul City Hall & Ramsey Co. Courthouse – Art & Travel in St. Paul, MN USA

Our latest Travel Date to downtown St. Paul, MN included a self-guided tour of the St. Paul City Hall & Ramsey County Courthouse. An Art Deco architectural masterpiece inside and out, the interior features a 3 story onyx “Vision of Peace” statue and bronze relief doors of the history of the area. This blog shares fun facts and great photos of the treasures of this building!

Landmark Center & Rice Park, Art & Travel, St. Paul, MN USA

In this recent Travel Date to our own world class city of St. Paul, we visited Rice Park, the “front yard” of the historic, grand Landmark Center. We celebrated great native Minnesotans: cartoonist Charles Schultz’s Peanuts character sculptures throughout the park; and hockey legend, Coach Herb Brooks, with a culinary stop at a tavern named in his honor. Enjoy highlights in my blog!

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.

Minnesota State Capitol, Art & Travel – St. Paul, MN USA

Unable to travel abroad due to the pandemic restrictions, my husband and I are embarking on a summer of Travel Dates to the world-class-cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, out our back door. This blog shares our visit to the magnificent Minnesota Capitol in St. Paul, Minnesota, definitely a must-see for any visitor to this great city!

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!

Mount Recyclemore, Art & Travel – UK

Art created with “found” objects is always fun, especially when it also serves a greater purpose. Such is the “Mount Recyclemore” sculpture created with e-waste in the UK for the G7 conference of world leaders. My blog highlights this unique creation and its objective, along with its inspiration: Mount Rushmore, SD, USA.

Art in Ice in Minneapolis (MN)

Art In Ice celebrates Art in the cold Minnesota winter! Enjoy five key artworks from the Mia collection interpreted in ice sculpture in Minneapolis parks. Photos, reflections, highlights, travel tips from our fun Art In Ice field trip this week, along with my “awards” for each sculpture are available on my blog.