The Minneapolis Institute of Arts with its well-rounded collection is always a good place to visit. There don’t seem to be any special exhibits on at the moment that really speak to me, but it is always a fun place to spend some time (the Asian collections are amazing) and take a few photos. Besides, it’s just a pleasant place to be now as the new wing designed by Michael Graves (opened to the public in 2006) greatly improves the space.
I really haven’t spent any time at the Science Museum of Minnesota since its 1999 move into its new downtown facility, but with a show on the Dead Sea Scrolls on now, it’s probably a good time to do so. Oooh, and the Omnitheater is featuring a show called Arabia! And then there is the Big Back Yard (mini golf, anyone?) and Elements Café is supposed to have good river views. Plenty of reasons to visit.
I love the Museum of Russian Art, but get there all too seldom. Current exhibitions include A Homespun Life (Textiles of Old Russia), the Road North (art depicting northern regions of Russia), and the Enchanted Art (Russian Lacquer). Guess I need to get over there with or without my guests!
Its currently undergoing an expansion that will add 11,000 square feet.
If only we had more time!