The city of Minneapolis offers the entire gamut of recreational opportunities – from professional sports teams to outdoor activities to cultural attractions. If your taste for entertainment runs along the more sophisticated, or you simply want a change of pace from an active and sporty lifestyle, you will find plenty of laidback cosmopolitan ways to spend your leisure time in Minneapolis.
Here are some of your options:
- Watch a show at the Guthrie Theater
The Guthrie Theater is a Minneapolis landmark located at the historic Mill District of Downtown Minneapolis. It’s open year round, offering an array of classic and contemporary plays that are hard to catch in other venues, including “Romeo and Juliet,” “A Christmas Carol,” and Lillian Hellman’s suspenseful “Watch on the Rhine.”
Guthrie Theater was established in 1963 but its current home was completed only in 2006. Designed by Priztker Prize winner Jean Nouvel, the building houses three theaters, including the signature thrust stage, which is surrounded by the audience on three sides. In addition to stage productions, the theater also offers training on stage performance and production.
- Spend a day at the Minneapolis Institute of Art
Opened in 1915, this fine art museum has greatly expanded over the years. It now covers an 8-acre campus that houses more than 89,000 artworks from around the world across various eras, including the works of masters like Rembrandt and Van Gogh, contemporary photographs, African and Asian art, and many more. The campus itself is a testament to the artistic history of the city, combining the Neo Classical style of the original 1915 building, the minimalist design of the 1974 addition, and a combination of both styles in the expansive 2006 addition.
- Visit the Walker Art Center
This one-of-a-kind cultural destination features contemporary and folk arts, and presents dance, musical, and theater performances, as well as film showings and art and craft activities for kids. A special exhibit from the Merce Cunningham Dance Company features décor, costumes, photographs, costume drawings, posters, and more. The Rosemary Furtak Artist Book Collection, on the other hand, showcases books by Walker Art Center artists and local book artists. In addition to the galleries, the facility also includes a garden, a stage, a design studio, and a cinema.
- Watch a performance at the Minnesota Orchestra Hall
The hall is home to the Minnesota Orchestra but and presents performances by world-renowned artists like Yo-Yo Ma, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and Aaron Copland. The Minnesota Orchestra was founded in 1903, and in 2015 became the first professional American orchestra to have performed in Cuba since 1999.
- Learn about the city’s history at the Mill City Museum
This unique museum was built into the ruins of what used to be the world’s largest flour mill. Located along the banks of the historic Mississippi River, this facility features artifacts preserved by the Minnesota Historical Society since 1849, especially those that trace the history of the city’s flour mill industry and its links to the river. The museum features an Observation Deck on the 9th floor, featuring views of St. Anthony’s Falls and the Mississippi River.
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