My sister Lillie and I have always been close. We share a room, we share books, and we also have birthdays very near each other.
Each year, my grandparents graciously take us out for our birthdays. This year we decided to mix it up a little and to visit the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. We used to live so close to this great free museum, but now that we are out of the cities, we miss being downtown. It was so much fun to be in the city!
The picture above was voted our favorite painting of the day. We spent probably an hour and a half meandering through our favorite part of the museum: the Impressionist gallery, where these next few paintings were found.
The strangest gallery was the modern art gallery. Why some of those paintings/random slathering of paint were considered art, I’ll never know. But as we made our way into the
The one upside to this was the crazy cool car:
Also in the modern art gallery was this kitchen whose designer holds the same last name as my grandma
The textiles gallery was under construction, but it was fascinating to see the few quilts they did have up. I really liked this one:
Me and Lillie loved these next few ‘art’ pieces, and thought of Ann Voskamp when we saw this first one:
The whole museum is an art piece unto itself: from the stair cases to the beautifully crafted ceilings.
After enjoying the morning in the art museum, we decided to head down to one of our most favorite restaurants of all time: French Meadow!
And oh was the city charming that day!
Lunch was delicious, and we loved spending time with our grandparents.
We took a drive around the Lake of the Isles, enjoying all the beautiful houses and the garden starting to appear.
We wove our way back around to Sebastian Joes Ice Cream for desert. Yum!
What a beautiful, fun, art-filled day we had!
Thank you, Granny and Grandpa! It was a blast!