Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Written by Clare Freix
During our trip we had the opportunity to attend the Minneapolis Institute of Art. While we were here we were lead through a tour of several exhibits where we were able to view a variety of pieces of art. Each individual piece of art can be interpreted different from person to person, and each piece has to ability to tell a different story.
Our goal while viewing the art in the exhibits we toured was to identify natural hazards through different forms of art. By identifying natural and environmental hazards through artwork our group learned that science can be portrayed through many different elements. Although many people often think science and art are two clashing components, we were able to link them together and see that artwork works well to identify many environmental aspects in the world. For example we were able to see several paintings which portrayed the impact of urbanization on the environment.
After our visit to the Institute of Art our group was successful in experiencing the cohesiveness between art and science and found several examples of this through our tour.
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts can be found at 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
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