I thought it might be nice to take a quick break from Japan to show you art in Minnesota. While I was in Minneapolis, I took some time to visit the Walker Art Center. I particularly liked the sculpture garden.
This piece is called Spoonbridge and Cherry, and it was designed by a husband and wife team in the 1980s. I just like it because it’s an enormous spoon.
I don’t have commentary for every photograph. I really like sculpture though.
This is the outside of the Walker, showcasing the displays that were ongoing while I was there. The Walker was celebrating 75 years while I was visiting, so there were two different “75 years” themed installations. International Pop covered the emergence of Pop art from the 1950s to the early 1970s.
I like the little round grass patches in front of the building.
This item was part of the “75 Gifts for 75 Years” exhibition.
There was a sign on the floor stating that you should take selfies here and post them to social media with the tag #AtTheWalker. I am a slave to trendiness. Also, I’m partial to this piece because I have a tiny metal version of this piece at home, which I’ve had for years because it came from my grandmother’s house when she passed away.
I think I saw these in the lighting section at Ikea.
It was all done with mirrors!
I read recently about the artist who does these bendy trucks actually getting a parking ticket on his art installation in the city of Karlsruhe, Germany. That’s hilarious.
Whatever your artistic preferences, it’s important to beeeeee yourself.
I like the pieces that are sort of political-cartoonish.
I also like the pieces that are kind of random. That tiger must have had a really good idea!
This bit here made me hungry…
This was one of the most showcased items in the Pop art exhibit.
I thought this metal pressed newspaper was amazing.
…made you look!
I like the classic sci-fi feel to this bit of wall art.
There was a film explaining this piece- the artist Yves Klein got naked models to dip themselves in blue paint and then press themselves against the canvas.
Do you have a favorite sculpture? Have you ever been to the Walker Art Center?