Hey! I am writing to you on a Saturday! I even took some photos so that I could have something of substance to write about! This is all very new and exciting because A) I am out of my house and B) I didn’t have to go to my office to do this. I am at the very lovely downtown Espresso Royale Caffe. I’m a fan of coffee shops.
So, Minneapolis is alive with art this weekend. There are three art festivals (Uptown, Powderhorn Park and Loring Park) and today is a Free First Saturday at the Walker Art Museum. Earlier I wandered through the Loring Park festival on my way to the Walker to see the Diane Arbus Revelations exhibition… which is seemingly endless, but fantastic. I also ran into my friends, Jon and Mark, there – but lost them fairly quickly amidst the photographs. Oh, well.
Some photos from the Loring Park festival:
And a quote from Diane Arbus:
These are singular people who appear like metaphors somewhere further out than we do, beckoned, not driven, invented by belief, author and hero of a real dream by which our own courage and cunning are tested and tried; so that we may wonder all over again what is veritable and inevitable and possible and what it is to become whoever we may be.
Excellent exhibit – you should should visit before it closes September 10. Photos of transvestites, female impersonators, nudist colony residents, and the glamourous people of a 1960s New York. These are the kinds of photos that I would love to experience taking, but everyone is so camera-shy and self-conscious now. I’m shy about asking, too.
I also thought about how much work must have gone into hanging that exhibit; I know how much work the curators at the Bell Museum do for an exhibit. I can’t wait until there is a new building and we can have exhibits just as large and enticing.