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7.12.17

Thankful

Thanksgiving is a memory and we're plugging away to Christmas and the new year.  The first week of November was very frigid and just in time for Joanne's visit.  It was wonderful to see her and we had a fun time visiting a couple of favorite yarn shops, Anoka Fiber Works, and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden by the Walker Art Center.  The sky was bright blue, the temperature in the low 20s, but the twenty mile per hour winds made the temperature feel like seven degrees.  We walked around and enjoyed the newly renovated space.  When we finished with our walk, we ducked into the Walker's cafe and warmed up with tea, coffee, and a large cookie.  On our way back to the house we stopped at the Coon Rapids Dam.  It was a rainy year and the Mississippi River was really rushing through.

The Garden opened in 1988, and features contemporary and modern art from the Walker Art Center's collection in an urban park setting.  It is a partnership between the Walker and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board.


Spoonbridge and Cherry

CLAES OLDENBURG AND COOSJE VAN BRUGGEN
1985-1988

Black Vessel for a Saint

THEASTER GATES
2017

 (We ducked inside to get out of the cold)


LOVE

ROBERT INDIANA
1966–1998


Joanne isn't part of the art collection, but just bundled up.  One might mistake her for a work of art.

Hahn/Cock

KATHARINA FRITSCH
2013/2017

That 20-mph wind was really tough!  

September Room (Room with Two Reclining Figures and Composition with Long Verticals)

MARK MANDERS
2017
On the way back home, I stopped at the Coon Rapids Dam so Joanne could see the Mississippi River flowing over the dam.   It's quite a sight to see.  

 

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