I really love going to art museums; they're fun to wander around in at your own pace and appreciate the art, whether or not you understand it (re: the weird centaur art my friend and I saw on said trip). On January 2, my friend Tibby and I went to the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. We went with the intention of seeing the 2013 British Arrows Awards, which is a collection of the best British commercials of the year. However, there's free admission into the museum after 5 p.m. on Thursdays (though as we would later find out, there is also free admission for students, always), so we also ventured around the galleries. We ended up seeing an old high school teacher at the museum, as well as one of our friends and his family-- both of which were nice surprises.
The British Arrows Awards were both funny and affecting, and it was interesting to see things that are normally taken as a nuisance (commercials) to be the forefront of a show, and for people to find pleasure in such a thing. And most of them were very clever, some were sad and powerful, some were just silly. They were all very good, though, and deserved awards.
After the show, Tibby and I perused around the museum and the exhibitions that were on display. Tibby put it aptly: the Walker Art Center is the MIA on crack. The exhibits were very strange, albeit interesting, but odd nonetheless. There was one we really liked in particular: Midnight Party. It was more our style of art (we like impressionism and modern art, generally), and we spent the most time in that exhibit.
Overall, it was a great night-- Minneapolis will always be my favorite city in the world, possibly. I just don't see how you can beat this skyline. Especially at night, and the city is illuminated and there's a buzz, almost. An electrical current running through the city. I'll miss this place when I leave in 2 days, but I'm also excited to return to another city I'm growing to love.