far from the madding crowd

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video exhibit engagement boothsI was able to explore some artsy stuff on a Sunday during my recent Minneapolis visit. The Walker Art Centre was a real pleasure. I found myself enjoying the building almost as much as the exhibits. First, they had a brushed-suede alcove for watching film exhibits.

Empty.

Next, for visitors suffering from Museum fatigue they’d provided plenty of comfortable seating with views of the local scenery rather than the thought provoking exhibits. I watched children sledding down the hillside. Apart from myself the seats were…

Public spaceEmpty.

DSCN2700Each corner that I walked around provided a new and interesting view of the architecture. There appeared to me more docents in the museum than visitors. I felt guilty looking at, and photographing, the building.¬†¬†There will be another post on the fabulous exhibits, to compensate for my guilt. The corridors were….

Empty.

Normally I have to wait, twist, and stretch to find a view of a building without people messing up the view. Not in the Walker Art Centre on a Sunday in March. It’s a place where you can be alone.

Maybe even lonely.

Definitely

Empty.

far from the madding crowd
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  1. Scarlet writes:

    Are you sure it wasn’t closed and you wandered in by mistake??
    Sx

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  2. wendy writes:

    The docents occasionally leapt out from their hide-holes and announced that an artwork could not be photographed (normally after I’d photographed it) so I suspect they were open. MN in the winter is not a ‘crowded’ place. I wonder what the summer brings…

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  3. Indigo Roth writes:

    Wowsers Wendy, how odd. I’m normally gazing over heads. Empty? Bizarre. Indigo

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