GM has been learning about Japanese Woodcut prints at school, and it downed on me that the Minneapolis Institute of Arts has an extraordinary collection. They recently had an exhibition of a portion of their extensive collection. Click here for an example of a Japanese Woodblock Print from the MIA.
I often forget how fortunate we are to live in the Twin Cities metro area that has a huge collection of really impressive cultural and educational institutions.
Here in no particular order are a few of our favorites;
- The aforementioned MIA, or Minneapolis Institute of Arts
- The Guthrie
- The Minnesota Zoo
- The Science Museum
- The MacPhail Center for Music (where I just happen to be sitting while I write this post)
- The Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
- The Walker Art Center, but most notably the outdoor sculpture garden which is more child friendly for the under 10 set.
- The Raptor Center
- The Mill City Museum
- The Children’s Museum
Now, this doesn’t even begin to mention the multitudes of theatres, art galleries/lofts, nature centers and other opportunities. Plus I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few of the big ones on this list. Many a blog has been written about these institutions; however, I still felt the need to name some of our favorites.