MINNEAPOLIS—Do you remember which classic TV show helped to put Minneapolis on the entertainment map? It all started with that famous beret toss at the end of the opening of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. As a fan of the ’70s TV series, I had to make a stop at Mary’s corner, where you can find a statue of her.
This city is filled with history, culture and sport. Now Minneapolis may not be a place that you plan to stop for a long time, but it will keep you busy when you stop in for a weekend or more. And it’s easy to get around, thanks to the Metro.
History, culture: You’ll rarely find me in a museum or art gallery when I travel, but I was intrigued to check out the Walker Art Center, as it was celebrating its 75th anniversary. This is a modern or contemporary art museum, so I thought it might have something for me. And it was only $14 for adults.
The art in the gallery ranged from pieces that easily make sense to people who are not art experts. But it also consisted of some genuinely thought-provoking pieces . . . which I’m still thinking about.
I enjoyed the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, just out side the Walker, and it’s free. It’s home to one of the most recognizable sculptures related to the area, the Spoonbridge and Cherry.
The piece Torontonians will relate to is the Standing Glass Fish by Toronto’s Frank Gehry. It was inspired by Gehry’s trips with his mother when he was a boy to Kensington Market to buy carp.
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