Adventures in Learning Winter 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