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Crowded, but very cool

Posted Sunday, April 1st, 2018 12:22 am GMT -5 in Museums,Science,Travel at 12:22 AM

Can’t believe I never went there until now

Originally published by DK on April 1, 2018 at 12:22 am

Don’t want to know this

Posted Saturday, March 31st, 2018 11:54 pm GMT -5 in Museums,Science,Travel at 11:54 PM

Sidewalks @ Griffith Observatory

Originally published by DK on March 31, 2018 at 11:54 pm

Don’t mess with Samurai

Posted Thursday, March 29th, 2018 03:35 am GMT -5 in History,Museums,Travel at 3:35 AM

Great exhibit at BGFA

Originally published by DK on March 29, 2018 at 3:35 am

Let’s take a peek…

Posted Saturday, December 16th, 2017 03:17 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums at 3:17 PM

Pedicord Apts.

Originally published by DK on December 16, 2017 at 3:17 pm

My first visit to the Fred

Posted Saturday, December 16th, 2017 03:09 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums,Music at 3:09 PM

Prince from Minneapolis, University of Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 16, 2017 at 3:09 pm

Enjoy the show

Posted Sunday, December 10th, 2017 01:38 pm GMT -5 in Museums,Pop Culture,Television at 1:38 PM

The 2017 British Arrows Awards, Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on December 10, 2017 at 1:38 pm

The Science of Pixar

Posted Saturday, July 29th, 2017 07:51 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Family,Friends,Movies,Museums,Science at 7:51 PM

Not what I expected, but still cool stuff

Originally published by DK on July 29, 2017 at 7:51 pm

A History of Magic

Posted Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 09:55 am GMT -5 in History,Movies,Museums at 9:55 AM

https://www.bl.uk/harry-potter/articles/harry-potter-at-the-british-library

Originally published by DK on July 19, 2017 at 9:55 am

At Home with Monsters

Posted Monday, March 27th, 2017 08:40 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Movies,Museums at 8:40 PM

When I heard that Mia was doing a Guillermo del Toro exhibition, I immediately thought of Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy and was super excited to go see it. Once I got there, I realized 1) there are a bunch of del Toro movies I’ve never seen and 2) everyone in Minneapolis seems to love the guy – it was absolutely packed.

At Home with Monsters is divided into multiple themed rooms that had a mix of movie props and artwork primarily pulled from his personal collection at Bleak House (his home in Los Angeles). It was easy for me to feel a connection to the director: vintage Disney artwork from Mary Blair (and many others), a comic book wall, Ray Harryhausen props, Marlon Brando bronze bust, Edward Gorey prints and a recreation of his personal “rain room” with an Edgar Allen Poe wax figure. How could I not love all that?

Open now through May 28, get your $20 tickets online here (while they last).

P.S. – Forgot to mention one other thing from the exhibit that really resonated with me: one of the signs said that del Toro was taught from an early age to keep a journal – notes, sketches, keepsakes, souvenirs. This site serves the same function for me – now 7,649 posts and growing…

Originally published by DK on March 27, 2017 at 8:40 pm

Great bears of history

Posted Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 12:51 am GMT -5 in Museums,Travel at 12:51 AM

From an amazing section of the Royal BC Museum 

Originally published by DK on December 14, 2016 at 12:51 am

OFF! OFF! OFF!

Posted Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 12:48 am GMT -5 in Museums,Travel at 12:48 AM

More dioramas at the Royal BC Museum

Originally published by DK on December 14, 2016 at 12:48 am

This museum was spectacular

Posted Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 12:08 am GMT -5 in Links,Museums,Travel at 12:08 AM

http://www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/

Originally published by DK on December 14, 2016 at 12:08 am

Life size Mammoth

Posted Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 07:57 pm GMT -5 in History,Museums,Travel at 7:57 PM

Royal BC Museum dioramas rule

Originally published by DK on December 13, 2016 at 7:57 pm

BC Totems

Posted Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 12:37 pm GMT -5 in Art,Museums,Travel at 12:37 PM

Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria

Originally published by DK on December 13, 2016 at 12:37 pm

It must be December

Posted Sunday, December 4th, 2016 12:26 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums at 12:26 PM

British Arrows @ Walker Art Center

Originally published by DK on December 4, 2016 at 12:26 pm

Hidden Gem

Posted Sunday, May 29th, 2016 03:50 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums,Travel at 3:50 PM

Huge names in a small city – Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona

Originally published by DK on May 29, 2016 at 3:50 pm

Mummies of St. Paul

Posted Friday, April 29th, 2016 07:12 pm GMT -5 in History,Museums at 7:12 PM

Friday at the museum

Originally published by DK on April 29, 2016 at 7:12 pm

This is Design

Posted Sunday, February 28th, 2016 03:57 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Museums at 3:57 PM

Diagrams @ Hippie Moderism

Originally published by DK on February 28, 2016 at 3:57 pm

Old school media box

Posted Sunday, February 28th, 2016 02:56 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums at 2:56 PM

MK in the projector deal @ Hippie Modernism

Originally published by DK on February 28, 2016 at 2:56 pm

The 38th Puppet

Posted Sunday, February 28th, 2016 02:55 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Museums at 2:55 PM

One of my favorite items @ Hippie Modernism

Originally published by DK on February 28, 2016 at 2:55 pm

Last call for hippies

Posted Sunday, February 28th, 2016 02:53 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,Family,Museums at 2:53 PM

Hippie Modernism @ Walker Art Center

Originally published by DK on February 28, 2016 at 2:53 pm

Reflections on a squirrel

Posted Sunday, February 28th, 2016 02:36 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums at 2:36 PM

I spy SK @ Walker Art Center

Originally published by DK on February 28, 2016 at 2:36 pm

From sun to snow

Posted Sunday, February 28th, 2016 10:55 am GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums,Weather at 10:55 AM

…in less than 24 hours.

Originally published by DK on February 28, 2016 at 10:55 am

OmniFest really packs them in

Posted Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 08:21 pm GMT -5 in Family,Movies,Museums,Science at 8:21 PM

Science Museum of Minnesota was crowded again on a Saturday night

Originally published by DK on January 23, 2016 at 8:21 pm

Captain SK

Posted Friday, January 1st, 2016 03:14 pm GMT -5 in Family,Museums,Science at 3:14 PM

Piloting the Mississippi @ SMM

Originally published by DK on January 1, 2016 at 3:14 pm

A New Year @ SMM

Posted Friday, January 1st, 2016 02:18 pm GMT -5 in Museums,Science at 2:18 PM

A very crowded January 1 in downtown St. Paul

Originally published by DK on January 1, 2016 at 2:18 pm

Winter art in Minnesota

Posted Saturday, December 26th, 2015 03:49 pm GMT -5 in Art,Museums at 3:49 PM

MIA, Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on December 26, 2015 at 3:49 pm

So beautiful

Posted Saturday, December 26th, 2015 03:48 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums at 3:48 PM

…and the painting is OK too…

Originally published by DK on December 26, 2015 at 3:48 pm

Bubble & Squeak

Posted Sunday, December 13th, 2015 03:43 pm GMT -5 in Art,Museums,Television at 3:43 PM

The 2015 British Arrows @ Walker

Originally published by DK on December 13, 2015 at 3:43 pm

Picasso + Bellagio = Love

Posted Friday, October 2nd, 2015 05:14 pm GMT -5 in Art,Casinos,Museums,Travel at 5:14 PM

Creatures and Creativity – BGFA

Originally published by DK on October 2, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Work of Art

Posted Monday, August 24th, 2015 04:32 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums at 4:32 PM

MK as the Mona Lisa, Mia

Originally published by DK on August 24, 2015 at 4:32 pm

Booji Boy

Posted Monday, August 24th, 2015 04:30 pm GMT -5 in Art,Design,History,Museums,Music at 4:30 PM

This mask freaks me out – Myopia @ Mia

Originally published by DK on August 24, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Lions Rule

Posted Monday, August 24th, 2015 04:25 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums at 4:25 PM

MK and I outside Mia

Originally published by DK on August 24, 2015 at 4:25 pm

Mark’s Myopia

Posted Monday, August 24th, 2015 04:24 pm GMT -5 in Art,Museums at 4:24 PM

Mark Mothersbaugh exhibit @ Mia

Originally published by DK on August 24, 2015 at 4:24 pm

Get your free art right here

Posted Monday, March 30th, 2015 03:49 pm GMT -5 in Art,Links,Museums at 3:49 PM

http://www.openculture.com/2015/03/download-422-free-art-books-from-the-metropolitan-museum-of-art.html

Originally published by DK on March 30, 2015 at 3:49 pm

Kingsbury Row

Posted Saturday, March 14th, 2015 09:42 pm GMT -5 in Art,Cars,Museums at 9:42 PM

Our favorite spot to park at the Walker

Originally published by DK on March 14, 2015 at 9:42 pm

1690 Beavis?

Posted Friday, February 27th, 2015 05:22 pm GMT -5 in Art,History,Museums at 5:22 PM

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Originally published by DK on February 27, 2015 at 5:22 pm

A Frozen Spoonbridge

Posted Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 06:21 pm GMT -5 in Art,Museums at 6:21 PM

Walker Sculpture Garden

Originally published by DK on January 3, 2015 at 6:21 pm

MK and Gehry

Posted Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 06:20 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums at 6:20 PM

Love this free, warm building at the sculpture garden

Originally published by DK on January 3, 2015 at 6:20 pm

Hitler’s Boner?

Posted Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 06:18 pm GMT -5 in Art,History,Museums at 6:18 PM

New York Times article from 1942 @ Walker Art Center

Originally published by DK on January 3, 2015 at 6:18 pm

Today’s museum visit

Posted Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 04:42 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums at 4:42 PM

Art expanded @ Walker

Originally published by DK on January 3, 2015 at 4:42 pm

Communist Pigs

Posted Friday, January 2nd, 2015 02:20 pm GMT -5 in Art,Holidays,Museums at 2:20 PM

The Museum of Russian Art

Originally published by DK on January 2, 2015 at 2:20 pm

A Russian Christmas

Posted Friday, January 2nd, 2015 02:16 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Holidays,Museums at 2:16 PM

Holiday exhibit @ Museum of Russian Art

Originally published by DK on January 2, 2015 at 2:16 pm

It’s BAA time again

Posted Friday, December 5th, 2014 07:47 pm GMT -5 in Art,Museums,Television at 7:47 PM

2014 British Arrows Awards @ Walker Art Center

Originally published by DK on December 5, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Hodges and the cut-outs

Posted Thursday, May 8th, 2014 07:37 pm GMT -5 in Art,Museums at 7:37 PM

Jim Hodges exhibit @ The Walker

Originally published by DK on May 8, 2014 at 7:37 pm

Hopper in France

Posted Thursday, May 8th, 2014 07:35 pm GMT -5 in Art,Museums at 7:35 PM

Beware the smoking clowns

Originally published by DK on May 8, 2014 at 7:35 pm

Don’t touch the spikes

Posted Thursday, May 8th, 2014 07:34 pm GMT -5 in Art,Museums at 7:34 PM

Jim Hodges sculpture @ The Walker, Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on May 8, 2014 at 7:34 pm

Jim Hodges @ The Walker

Posted Thursday, May 8th, 2014 07:33 pm GMT -5 in Art,Museums at 7:33 PM

Give More Than You Take

Originally published by DK on May 8, 2014 at 7:33 pm

Burnt Sugar at the Walker

Posted Sunday, April 27th, 2014 11:52 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Museums,Music at 11:52 PM

Social media can sometimes freak me out a bit. I posted on Twitter that I didn’t know what to expect from Burnt Sugar at the Walker on Saturday night. Just before the show started, my phone vibrated – their official Twitter account favored my tweet. I posted a pic from the show to Instagram (and Twitter) and that tweet got re-tweeted, followed by a personal reply too. You never know who’s in charge of their account, but it’s a whole new world in fan interaction, that’s for sure.

Colleen purchased tickets to this show after she read that Living Color guitarist Vernon Reid would be the conductor. I was initially reluctant to go, since the last time she bought tickets to the Walker (Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche), it was just plain weird. Living Color was the first band we ever saw live at First Avenue, but when you read the intro on the Burnt Sugar web site, it makes you wonder exactly what you will see:

BURNT SUGAR THE ARKESTRA CHAMBER is a ter­ri­tory band, a neo-tribal thang, a com­mu­nity hang, a soci­ety music guild aspir­ing to the con­di­tion of all that is molten, glacial, racial, spa­cial, oceanic, mythic, antiphonal and telepathic.

There was really nothing to worry about – this was just a group of very talented musicians interpreting the songs of Steely Dan (read more in this Star Tribune preview article). I was never a big Steely Dan fan growing up, so I’m not sure if all the songs they did were covers, but the big hits like Deacon Blues and Kid Charlemagne jumped right out as songs from my 70s childhood.

I loved reading the program notes and the bios of all the performers. There are some serious Kevin Bacon connections going on with this group: V. Jef­frey Smith played saxophone on all the big Billy Ocean songs, bass player Jared Michael Nick­er­son recorded and toured with Bernie Wor­rell and Freedy John­ston, while trombonist Dave Smith was listed as being on the cast of Treme.

Vernon Reid was a very enthusiastic group leader – both of the band and of the audience. He unfortunately played very little guitar over the course of the evening, but the other musicians more than made up for that. The vocalists were all very strong and it was fun to see Leon Gru­en­baum play the “Sam­chillian Tip Tip Tip Cheeepeeeee.”

Still trying to figure out what a freak-a-phone is, though…

Originally published by DK on April 27, 2014 at 11:52 pm

Cold and red

Posted Sunday, December 29th, 2013 05:04 pm GMT -5 in Art,Museums at 5:04 PM

The “best” Claes, if you are from Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 29, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Sushi and the fish

Posted Sunday, December 29th, 2013 05:02 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums at 5:02 PM

Kid one and the Frank Gehry sculpture, Walker Art Center

Originally published by DK on December 29, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Poster swag

Posted Sunday, December 29th, 2013 04:11 pm GMT -5 in Art,Museums at 4:11 PM

Claes poster at the Walker

Originally published by DK on December 29, 2013 at 4:11 pm

More Claes mice

Posted Sunday, December 29th, 2013 04:10 pm GMT -5 in Art,Museums at 4:10 PM

Claes Oldenburg at the Walker

Originally published by DK on December 29, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Spoon bridge model

Posted Sunday, December 29th, 2013 04:06 pm GMT -5 in Art,Museums at 4:06 PM

The novelty spoon in the Mouse House, Walker Art Center

Originally published by DK on December 29, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Fri Fry

Posted Sunday, December 29th, 2013 04:02 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums at 4:02 PM

The old lady at the Walker

Originally published by DK on December 29, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Sunday art day in the city

Posted Sunday, December 29th, 2013 04:01 pm GMT -5 in Art,Museums at 4:01 PM

Claes Oldenburg at the Walker, Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on December 29, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Atisokanigamig

Posted Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 05:09 pm GMT -5 in Museums at 5:09 PM

Today’s afternoon meeting at the Bois Forte Heritage Museum

Originally published by DK on December 18, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Turn off your mobile

Posted Saturday, December 14th, 2013 08:47 pm GMT -5 in Art,Museums,Television at 8:47 PM

The British Arrows 2013, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on December 14, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Rainy on the River

Posted Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 09:29 am GMT -5 in Museums,Weather at 9:29 AM

Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on October 15, 2013 at 9:29 am

Take the hound to Little Six

Posted Thursday, October 10th, 2013 01:00 pm GMT -5 in History,Museums at 1:00 PM

Greyhound Bus Museum, Hibbing, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on October 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Dessa’s Chapbook

Posted Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 09:49 pm GMT -5 in Art,Museums,Music at 9:49 PM

With Aby Wolf, Sims and two of the Taj Raj guys at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on October 3, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Charlie at MIA

Posted Thursday, May 16th, 2013 06:55 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Museums,Music at 6:55 PM

Charlie Parr, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on May 16, 2013 at 6:55 pm

2012 British Arrows Awards

Posted Friday, December 7th, 2012 11:36 pm GMT -5 in Art,Museums,Television at 11:36 PM

Fun as always – BAAs in the Walker Cinema, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on December 7, 2012 at 11:36 pm

Missing my travel buddy

Posted Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 09:30 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums at 9:30 PM

Kid two in front of Mouth, 7, 1966, Tom Wesselmann, MoMA, NY

Originally published by DK on November 6, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Meet James Ensor

Posted Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 03:10 pm GMT -5 in Art,Museums at 3:10 PM

Masks Confronting Death, 1888, MoMA, NY

Originally published by DK on November 3, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Monet and the Water Lilies

Posted Friday, November 2nd, 2012 04:15 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums at 4:15 PM

Kid two in front of Water Lilies, MoMA, NY

Originally published by DK on November 2, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Matisse’s Dance

Posted Friday, November 2nd, 2012 03:58 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums at 3:58 PM

Henri Matisse, Dance (I) 1909, MoMA, NY

Originally published by DK on November 2, 2012 at 3:58 pm

The Scream

Posted Friday, November 2nd, 2012 03:44 pm GMT -5 in Art,Museums,Travel at 3:44 PM

The Scream, Edvard Munch, MoMA, NY

Originally published by DK on November 2, 2012 at 3:44 pm

We’re in

Posted Friday, November 2nd, 2012 03:02 pm GMT -5 in Museums,Travel at 3:02 PM

MoMA, NY

Originally published by DK on November 2, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Target Free Friday Nights at MoMA

Posted Friday, November 2nd, 2012 02:38 pm GMT -5 in Family,Museums,Travel at 2:38 PM

Kid one outside the Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

Originally published by DK on November 2, 2012 at 2:38 pm
 

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