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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Our morning wonderful tour of the newly restored Minnesota State Capitol was followed  by lunch at one of St. Paul's best Italian restaurants, Cossettas. A favorite eatery and market place of ours located a short walking distance from the XCell Energy Center the home ice of the Minnesota Wild.

 Our afternoon stop would be the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
It had been some years since I had visited there.  I had fond memories of taking senior high English and history students there for field trips. We had created an interdisciplinary  Humanities course for a two period  two credits of English and History. Literature, art, music, science and history are were considered. The English teacher and the History teacher (me) shared the classroom and the  students. A phone call to the Institute would identify our unit focus such as the Renaissance.  A docent would lead a tour of the collection tailored to our subject. Perfect!!! 

14 comments:

  1. And to didn't have to corral the kids this time.

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  2. Good memories from school field trips.

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  3. I used to like such tours when I was young enough to enjoy them. That Italian restaurant would suit me now... I love Italian food.

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  4. Sounds like a great day to me! We always enjoy a good restaurant after a fun day of touring.

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  5. I wish we had teachers like you in my day. We never went anywhere.

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  6. Sounds like some great learning went on with that high school course. We need more of those in schools!

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  7. I would love to try both the eatery and museum.That combined class sounds like a great experience for all.

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  8. Dear Troutbirder, how well I remember the Minneapolis Art Institute. However, I'm not sure of this memory: Is the Children's Theater there also? I used to take two young friends there regularly between their ages of 6 and 14. Such marvelous productions.

    I'm not surprised to learn the you were a history teacher. It comes through in your posting frequently! Peace.

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  9. Wonderful place to have around, and to have it as a venue for teaching is even more wonderful. I see you've got some spam email, too. :-(

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  10. Hi TB - the eatery sounds good - but after I'd absorbed the museum ... what an incredible place. Also excellent they helped you with your classes - and being able to discuss relevant items ... cheers Hilary

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  11. Do you remember hustling students past the nudes to get to the exhibit you came to see? I do!

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  12. What a wonderful museum for your students! You must have been a terrific teacher too, to organize enriching field trips.

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  13. It has been a long time since we visited there. It is a quality museum with some great art works.

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