Friday, July 19, 2024
Home Minnesota Minneapolis’ Instagram-Worthy Hot Spots

Minneapolis’ Instagram-Worthy Hot Spots

When meeting in Minneapolis, you will find many iconic locales for snapping Instagram-destined group shots in-between meetings

By Todd R. Berger

Artist Eduardo Kobra in front of the Bob Dylan mural in downtown Minneapolis || Photo by Bill Hickey, courtesy of Meet Minneapolis

When meeting in Minneapolis, you will find many iconic locales for snapping Instagram-destined group shots in-between meetings.

The nightclub First Avenue rose to national prominence after the release of Prince’s seminal movie, “Purple Rain,” four decades ago. One of the longest-running independently owned and operated clubs in the U.S., First Avenue is well known for its “star wall,” which features many artists who have performed at the venue over the years—including Prince himself. first-avenue.com

Minneapolis celebrates Minnesotan Bob Dylan with a kaleidoscopic mural in the Hennepin Theater District downtown. The five-story masterpiece—created by Eduardo Kobra—includes lyrics from “The Times They Are a-Changin’.” Dylan and his brother, David Zimmerman, once owned the nearby Orpheum Theatre. hennepintheatertrust.org

Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen’s larger-than-life Spoonbridge and Cherry towers above the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center. Completed in 1988, the creation was the first work commissioned for the sculpture garden. The spoon’s raised bowl is said to have reminded Oldenburg of the prow of a Viking ship and a duck bobbing in a lake.

walkerart.org


RECENT POSTS