Social Distancing Sunday = Walk into Architecture – Minneapolis Institute of Arts Juxtapositions


The sunshine makes the day seem less harsh.

The greening of grass

The harmlessness of nature,

So it seems.

Invites people to venture out however timidly

drawn by the massive architecture’s incongruity:

Neoclassical facade grandly designed for another era

open-air modern appended with ceramic-tiled wings

of all things!

Too costly to complete the original concept long abandoned

the original neoclassical maquette* stored away.

Architectural juxtapositions elegantly transcend the style divide.

As we ourselves do momentarily,

While walking outside the social line,

regain a sense of play!

Ckatt 4-5-2020

* concept model

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.

Take the time to wave or smile at someone wherever you may find yourself.



3rd Ave Entry of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Ckatt 4-5-2020




About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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5 Responses to Social Distancing Sunday = Walk into Architecture – Minneapolis Institute of Arts Juxtapositions

  1. Angelilie says:

    I really like your blog. A pleasure to come stroll on your pages. A great discovery and a very interesting blog. I will come back to visit you. Do not hesitate to visit my universe. See you soon 🙂

  2. dawnkinster says:

    I don’t know why, but that first photo, of the two people walking together but apart, would make a great painting…to be hung in a Minneapolis museum someday, to commemorate these times.

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