FINALLY Made it to the Sculpture Garden

Crossed another item off of my summer bucket list this week (Lightbulb! Maybe I will post a seasonal bucket list… that could be fun). I finally made it to the newly renovated sculpture garden at the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis. We saw everything including the iconic “Spoonbridge and Cherry,” which I haven’t seen up close, EVER! So, this is a pretty big deal.

Photo of “Spoonbridge and Cherry” by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen

Anyways, my dear friend Liz came into town from D.C. earlier this week, and it was the perfect reason to take in this beautiful sculpture garden. ALSO, the Tuesday that we visited was a day after my birthday (#PrimeLeoSeason), so this could also be labeled as a celebratory birthday activity!

Photo of “Hahn/Cock” by Katharina Fritsch

The art was such a treat to take in. One of my favorites had to be the “Wind Chime (after “Dream”)” by Pierre Huyghe, a tree filled with wind chimes — I could’ve stayed there listening to the bells all day long… for real! Also, the garden was so thoughtfully laid out. There was meaning everywhere in the pocket of green space surrounded by busy city life.

What made matters even better: It was a beautiful 80 degree and sunny day. What a truly divine summer we have been having, weather-wise. Other Tuesday activities: we took a walk around Lake Calhoun and had a couple of beers at LynLake Brewery, one of which was on their rooftop. What an intro to MPLS for Liz!

Photo of “Hephaestus” by Matthew Monahan

I was able to snap a few shots of the garden (pictured throughout this post) but was mostly living in the moment (not looking at my phone much). BIG NEWS, my new camera came in the mail yesterday, so get mentally prepared for upgraded content all around. Also BIG NEWS, be sure to check out my Instagram page @LivingNimbly that just hit 1000 followers for the first time YESSSS!

In the comments, have you been to the newly reopened Sculpture Garden yet? And, if so what was your favorite piece? xoxo


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