Minneapolis, Minnesota

April 30, 2012 Adventure

Highlights from my first day in Minneapolis.

A photo of downtown Minneapolis

Downtown Minneapolis

I spent a few hours exploring the Walker Art Center. This was my first visit to the museum. The Walker has served as a huge source of inspiration over the years due to their leadership within the museum field. I’ve been especially inspired and challenged by their new media initiatives. The museum lived up to my expectations. Several great exhibits were on display, including Lifelike (“a close examination of artworks based on commonplace objects and situations”), Frank Gaard: Poison & Candy, Dance Works I: Merce Cunningham/Robert Rauschenberg, Dance Works II: Merce Cunningham / Ernesto Neto, and Absentee Landlord, an exhibit curated by John Waters. I was happy to see many museum folks there who are in town for the American Association of Museums annual conference.

A photo of Warhol's work at the Walker

Warhol at the Walker

If you find yourself in Minneapolis, a.k.a. Bike City, then you need to take advantage of Nice Ride. This bike share program is amazing. I spent a good portion of my time cruising around town on the three-speed bicycles. We need a bike share program in Ann Arbor. Now.

A photo of a Nice Ride bike share location

Nice Ride

I capped off my night at Matt’s Bar for a “jucy lucy.” Yes, this place is an institution and the burgers are legendary. Although the burger was good, it doesn’t hold a flame to many of the stops on the Detroit Burger Tour.

A photo of Matt's Bar

Matt's Bar

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