Art in Minneapolis and around the world.

Minneapolis is a large modern city and the capital of Minnesota, United States. 

Even in this dynamic Metropolis, I felt good and comfortable during our visit. Needless to  say, that Minneapolis is a popular tourist destination. 

The Minneapolis and St. Paul are Twin Cities and full of unique things to do and see. 

The Minneapolis skyline looks so impressive. It has 190 completed  high-rise buildings and 39  of them taller than 300 feet (91 m). The highest building in Minneapolis is the 57-story IDS Center (241 m), designed by architect Philip Johnson. Another two tallest buildings are the Capella Tower (236 m) and the Wells Fargo Center (236 m). 

The city offers beautiful parks, amazing nature and zoo. Also, Minneapolis is an art city and center of folk, funk music, museums, ballet and theatres. 

Mall of America, Minneapolis, US, Minesota
Mall of America

Some cities have a recognisable symbol: Eifel Tower — Paris, Colosseum  — Rome, Big Ben — London, Red Square — Moscow and etc. Minneapolis is assosiated with Mall of America and Big Spoon with Cherry monument

My favorite parts were to see iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry and Standing Glass Fish  sculpture wich are locaed in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Free admission

Open from 6 am to 12 midnight every day. 

  Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture 
Cherry on the spoon, Minneapolis Scuprture Garden
Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is a delightful city park with contemporary artwork from the Walker Art Center’s collections, including the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture fountain designed by couple Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. This fun sculpture was funded by a $500,000 donation from art collector Frederick R. Weisman and is permanently established in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in 1988 for the opening of Sculpture Garden. 

The sculpture is built from stainless steel and aluminum and coated with polyurethane enamel. 

Blue Rooster

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is one of the largest urban sculpture gardens in the United States and is a home for 40 permanent contemporary art installations

Since opening in 1988, the Garden has welcomed millions of visitors and this is must-see park. 

Standing Glass Fish 
Minneapolis, standing glass Fish, glass fish, Frank Gehry
Standing Glass Fish 

Another stunning sculpture is a Standing Glass Fish, created by Frank Gehry

First, the sculpture was part of the exhibition at the Walker Art Center and two years later was moved to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden where anyone can admire that extraordinary piece of art. 

The inspiration began from Frank Gehry childhood, when his grandmother purchased fish from the market to make a gefilte fish, that is traditionally served at Passover and other Jewish holidays. 

The large carps would float in the bathtub, and little Frank would sit near the bathtub and watched them swimming until the time to cook them. Later, the image of these carps was transformed into an amazing sculpture. 

Frank Owen Gehry

Frank Owen Gehry is a Canadian-American architect and designer. 

Gehry was born in Toronto, Ontario, to Jewish parents: Polish immigrant Sadie Thelma and Irving Goldberg, who was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Russian parents. 

Of course, his parents introduced him to the world of art, but it was his grandmother, Leah Caplan, who supported and encouraged Frank’s creativity. They sat for hours on the floor of her husband’s hardware store and building imaginary houses and futuristic cities out of scraps of wood. 

When Frank became an architect, a number of his buildings had come to be world must-see attractions: contemporary, unique and stunning architecture. 

Gehry’s best-known works include: 

Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, United States

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, United States

Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle, United States

Dancing House,  Prague, Czech Republic

8 Spruce Street, New York City, United States

Hotel Marques de Riscal in Elciego, Spain

Gehry Golden Fish, Barcelona , Spain

Frank Gehry designed around 80 buildings around the word and there more still in the progress.

His work is absolutly stunning !

I admire it !

Hope you enjoyed the art!

Note: all photos from royalty free sites. Mine not that great.

30 thoughts on “Art in Minneapolis and around the world.

  1. Love the fish and the story of carp in the bath. I was sent to Minneapolis once by my employer but it was for a two-day outward bound sort of indoctrination session. I enjoyed the outdoor day where I discovered I was more fit than people much younger but I don’t do indoctrination and it didn’t sit well! My employer tried to force me to say I enjoyed it but I would not. Fortunately they did not attempt torture as I am sure I should have given in!! Great post Angela.

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    1. I think the story of carp is very inspiring. It is interesting how small things can transform into grandiose and stunning art. Right ?
      I love your story. So funny. And I learned new word “indoctrination”.😀 This session doesn’t work on me either 😀
      Thank a lot!!!!!!!

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    1. Ah…… thank you very much 🙂
      I should say and I made a note that all photos from royalty free sites. Mine not that great, but the architecture is really stunning and amazing.
      Thanks again for visiting and reading. I hope my upcoming content will not disappoint you 🙂

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  2. Amazing pictures – Minneapolis is definitely a must see for the future – love that cherry and spoon. I’ve been fortunate to see the Dancing House in Prague and can vouch for it’s incredible impact and totally refreshing design. Thanks for showing us more great places to visit for the future (hope it won’t be long now!) 🙂

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    1. Cherry and spoon my favorite too. It’s so simple, but the same time unique and bring smile and happiness.
      Frank Gehry’s architecture very unusual and stunning. I’m very inspired by his work.
      Have a wonderful day! 🌞


    1. We didn’t stay long in Minneapolis, but had just enough time to visit the sculpture garden. I REALLY want to see cherry and glass fish 🙂. And we explore city a little. Surprisingly, I really liked it.
      Sculptures are very unusual so tgey brought some excitement and happiness🙂 to me….🙃

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  3. Love the Oldenburg spoon and the art museum. I haven’t been to Minneapolis although I’ve driven through the state many times. I have been to the Bilbao museum in Spain, and the lovely dancing building in Prague (picture Ginger Rodgers and Fred Astaire!) where I lived for a couple of years. I didn’t know Gehry was from Toronto. Nice story!

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