Adventures in Learning 2020


#1 Igniting the Spark For Social Change – An Original Tour Designed by Docent Joanne Platt at MIA

Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Time: 2 Tours: 10:30am and 1:00pm  (Choose your preferred time)
Fee: $10
Guests are welcome – stools available

*Register quickly to secure your space! Each tour is limited to 15 participants.

MIA Doll
This little doll in Mary Griggs Burke’s 12-room dollhouse sparked a big conversation about race and representation at Mia in 2018. We know that this is an intense time as we grapple with how to live Doll in Mary Griggs Burke’s Dollhouse together in a diverse democratic society. Joanne Platt and BOND invite you to join them in an artistic, cultural discourse that will surely stimulate thought for new and challenging ideas.

Describing the tour, Joanne remarks “ …many artists are deeply committed to creating works of art which not only address pressing social issues, but also change the way we perceive the world. Powerful and persuasive art can challenge our understanding of the world in which we live and how we operate within it. Socially-engaged art can ignite outrage and demands for change, or provide a platform for reflection, community building, and collaboration.”

On our tour today, we will explore artworks that comment on the need for change, and that perhaps will ignite the spark for change that is present in us all.

Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Meet in Mia’s upper Lobby by the Cafe and Store

#2 Let’s Bake Challah with Fruma Goldfarb

Date/Time: (Choose your date)
Thursday, February 20, 2020 11:00am – 1:30pm (Limited to 8 Participants)

Fee: $15
Includes lunch provided by Fruma.
 *Register quickly to secure your space! If the event is full, there will be a wait list.

Challah making with Fruma
First, we mix the dough – two options: bread machine or mixer
Next, we let it rise
(We will have lunch while that is happening.)
Then we braid the Challah.
You will learn to do a 6-strand braid

Then you take it home and bake it in your oven.
Your house will be filled with the aroma of fresh baked bread.
You will need to bring a cookie sheet (small is fine) and a clean dish towel.
Everything else will be available

Thunderstruck: Art that Stops Your in Your Tracks

BOND is hosting a virtual tour with Minneapolis Institute of Art docent Kay Miller.
When: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 @ 1:00PM-2:30Pm via Zoom.

**A Zoom link invitation will be sent one week prior.

AEL-Win2020Join us for an extraordinary artistic experience with Kay Miller, a MIA docent since 2009. Kay worked as a writer and editor at the Minneapolis Star Tribune for 29 years. Her past experience will bring added enjoyment as we explore together the many ways that art can touch our hearts through immediate and heart-stirring emotional responses.

Look at the image above! Doesn’t artist Lee Bontecou’s “Untitled (Blue Wave)” stop you in your tracks? Lee Bontecou, Untitled, 1985-2001, Pastel, paint and graphite on canvas, Promised gift to the Minneapolis Institute of Art L2017.265.1

Join us to view artistic show-stoppers. Discover what draws us to a work of art, then repeatedly lures us back. How are our emotional responses linked to personal connections? How does fascination with an artwork lead to deeper discoveries?

Do not miss this very “up close and personal” opportunity!!!