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Friday, March 28th, 2008

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Mpls from the Weisman
Mpls from the Weisman
Minneapolis skyline as seen from the Weisman Museum
after minnehaha B talk, March 27, 2008CE

The Weisman Art Museum is part of the University of Minnesota campus. Designed by Frank Gehry, it sits between the student union and the Mississippi River. Just off the main reception area is a small balcony that's usually closed. minnehaha B rated, though, and the balcony was open. This is an uncommon angle to get.

What you're looking at is the bridge across the Misssissippi River, connecting the U of M's West Bank and East Bank. The bottom part is for cars (the white streaks), and the upper part is for pedestrians. Looking West, behind the bridge, is downtown Minneapolis. The bridge is reflected in the Mississippi on the lower left. You can't see it here, but the reconstruction of the I-35W bridge is just a few hundred yards upstream, to the right.

The light was too low for my camera to take a really sharp image and my hand isn't steady enough for a timed shot, but I like the artiness, somewhat improved in PhotoShop.

Oh, and minnehaha B's lecture on Security Theater was great.
Lydy and The Big Catch
Lydy and The Big Catch
lydy and The Big Catch
Weisman Art Museum. March 27, 2008CE

Another picture that may amuse only me.

At minnehaha B's talk last night, there were two objects of similar visual texture: lydy's shirt and a piece of, um, art entitled The Big Catch. (The dragon/monster has caught the snake(s), or the other way around, or something.) I posed them together.

I've never quite figured out if I like the sculpture. It meets my minimum requirement for "art": More interesting than a can of soup. Still, I hope the Weisman isn't pinning its reputation on the thing.

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