We’re definitely in a weird patch at the moment, with chilly, rainy weather at this writing, and more rain and low temperatures possible for the coming weekend. Of course, we can expect the heat to return next week, as it often does when the Minnesota State Fair opens. But until then, if you’re looking for some indoor entertainment, take a look at what’s happening in the museum world.
The United States on Tuesday officially returned 25 artifacts looted over the decades from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st-century frescoes and precious books that ended up in U.S. museums, universities and private collections. Italy has been on a campaign to recover looted artifacts.
May is National Museum Month. And with school getting out soon, many parents will be looking for fun and educational things to do with the kids. WCCO is highlighting two of the more unique museums in the Twin Cities. They are both electrifying, but in different ways.
You don’t know Minnesota until you’ve been to these local museums.
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is celebrating in style all day. Well, all year really. That’s because the Minneapolis Museum turns 100 years old this 2015, with plenty of cake and color to go around at the birthday party in Minneapolis.
From Shriners to baseball fans, we’re seeing a lot of tourists in downtown Minneapolis this summer. They can get around quickly with taxis, light rail and shuttles. But for those who want a closer, more personal look at the city, there’s Stephanie Croteau and her company, The Fit Tourist, offering biking and walking tours of the city.
In addition to offering our remembrance on national holidays like Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, many local businesses and events also offer military discounts as tangible evidence of their appreciation.
A century ago today, the grandest ship ever built was cruising along without worry on the North Atlantic. The rest, of course, is history.
There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy art event in the Twin Cities. Here’s a quick guide to our can’t-miss arts picks for April.
If you’ve got a little scientist or engineer on your hands like I do, then by all means, continue to stimulate their neurons by treating them to one of these fun and educational destinations. Each of these museums will indulge your little Einstein’s creative notions with lots of hands-on exhibits.
Even when there isn’t time to visit a museum in person, it’s easy to get a virtual glimpse and any number of exhibitions.
A mix of old and new makes St. Paul a perfect place for families to spend time exploring. There are a number of family-friendly places to visit in downtown St. Paul.
If you’re planning a weekend visit to one of Minnesota’s historic sites or museums, you’re in luck.
The Minnesota Historical Society plans to reopen its museums, historic sites and library to the public Saturday after the state government shutdown ends.
One of my favorite parts of a trip to any museum is exploring the gift shop. Usually stocked with unique goodies that highlight the niche of the museum, it’s kind of like the opposite of a gallery: you can actually touch and take home a piece of the exhibit. Another bonus of most museum gift shops? Free admission (unless you decide to buy something).
Long gone are the days of thinking of museums only as stuffy places made for art snobs and class field trips. In Minnesota, we have an abundance of museums and they are all so different. That’s why we put together a list of 10 museums you need to check out on the state.