Spoon Bridge and Cherry

Historical & Museum, Parks & Geology / Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Spoon Bridge and Cherry 2

Here is my #throwbackthursday, and also partly my wishful thinking about warmer temperatures. If you were asked to pick a single landmark to represent the city of Minneapolis, you would be hard pressed to find one more iconic than the Spoon bridge and Cherry sculpture in the Walker Art Center. BUT did you know, that it’s a Claes Oldenburg? Also, that it’s a fountain and is the centerpiece for the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Here is something to note: it was a collaboration, with Claes and his wife, Coosje van Bruggen. He is known for his oversized renditions of everyday objects and thus created the spoon, she added the cherry as well as designed the pond’s shape of a #lindenberry seed (I had no idea!).

spoonbridge and cherry

This is adjacent to the Cowles Conservatory where you can see Frank Gehry’s Standing Glass Fish, even in the winter. This has become incredibly prevalent in Minnesota’s Instagram Community.

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