Adventures in Learning

-2023 Adventures in Learning

An Art Tour Inspired by Louise Erdrich’s “The Night Watchman” with Mia Docent David Fortney

Where: Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis
Friday, June 9, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. – meet at the desk across from the gift shop
$15 per person; registration is limited to the first 15 respondents

David Fortney has been a docent at the Minneapolis Institiute of Arts since 2005. While giving a wide range of tours, David particularly enjoys book tours. Prior to being retired, he practiced law and was a Human Resources administrator.

Louise Erdrich
“The Nightwatchman,” by Minnesota’s own Louise Erdrich, is set in 1953. She skillfully weaves two narratives: first, the true story of efforts by some members of the US Senate to terminate the treaties between the Unites States and native tribes including Erdrich’s “Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewas;” and second, the fictional account of a young native woman who travels to the Twin Cities in search of her missing sister. The story is compelling, and David’s use of art to further the story is even more so!

Send your registration and check (MUST be included) to:

Jean Efron
10511 Cedar Lake Road #412
Minnetonka, MN 55305.
Call Jean at 952-500-2090 with questions or email her at