Signature City Minneapolis: Great Art, Architecture, Theatre and Music
From masterpieces at the Institute of Arts to backstage access at the Guthrie Theater and otherworldly architecture of Frank Gehry, learn why Minneapolis is a mecca for art lovers.
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Program No. 19681RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Experience the best of Twin Cities’ architecture, art, theater and music with cultural experts. Discover an incredible range of art at the superb Minneapolis Institute of Arts and American Swedish Institute. At the renowned Guthrie Theater, go backstage and attend a performance. Discover historic architectural marvels such as the Mill City Museum, and attend a concert at one of the cities’ famed concert venues. Explore the City of Lakes by coach, walk its historical riverfront and take a peek at Twin City St. Paul.
Activity Level
Walking up to two miles. Standing up to one hour at museums. Mostly level terrain; some gravel garden paths.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Go backstage at the architecturally intriguing Guthrie Theater and attend an outstanding performance.
  • Explore masterpieces of world art at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
  • Discover hidden treasures at the lovely American Swedish Institute’s Turnblad Mansion and the historic Mill City Museum.

General Notes

Some departures include an extra day of activities in St. Paul, including an extra lunch, dinner and breakfast.
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Megan Vossler
Megan Vossler has an M.F.A. from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She has been featured in exhibitions at the DeYoung Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Wooster Art Museum and Boston University. She is an adjunct professor at Macalester College in St. Paul.
Megan Vossler
Peter Sussman
Kathy Fischer
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