I was up and out of the house early today, despite the rain (and later snow) because I had a Art Librarian meeting today at the Walker Art Center. The Walker is a great museum, but I had never visited the library until today. I loved the large bookshelves, the signage on the floor, and the collection is amazing. After the meeting was over we were given a tour of the new exhibit “Tex/Messages: Books by Artists.” The Walker has over 1,600 artists books in its Library collection and this exhibition includes a few of its more unique pieces which show the book as “medium, material and subject”. They had this great Salvador Dali ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and a boat made out of books by a Cuban artist Kcho (that’s the boat in the photo below).
Then I headed to downtown St. Paul to visit my sister’s two cats – Armani and Valentino (yes I know, I guess all the good names were taken). I believe that it is a universal truth that if you pull out a can opener in a house with a cat, the cat will come running. Both of the little furballs came running.
I also managed to take a few photos of some buildings in the rain. They turned out ok, considering I was using my iPhone. Then it was off to work. We were quite busy today, most likely due to the weather and midterms.