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The Red Cherry and Spoon

I enjoy visiting St. Paul / Minneapolis, MN. There is so much to see, and the many pictures one can take of the art, and buildings is unlimited. I have traveled there every two to three weeks, since May of 2012. I always find a new sight to see. The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is an 11 acre  park.  It is one of the largest urban sculpture gardens in the country, with 40 permanent art installations and several other temporary pieces that are moved in and out periodically. The centerpiece of the garden is the Spoonbridge and Cherry (1985–1988) water sculpture designed by husband and wife Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. The grounds also include the Cowles Conservatory, which has more flora and sculpture inside, such as Frank Gehry’s Standing Glass Fish. A pedestrian bridge, the Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge (1987), designed by Siah Armajani now crosses I-94, once again connecting the sculpture garden to Loring Park.

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