Therefore I've made it a mission to revisit some of the places we have enjoyed in the past. Two weekends ago we stopped in at Laumeier Sculpture Park and were pleased to see a brand new installation. In fact, we nearly bumped into the artist (unbeknownst to us at the time) as he was exiting the Aronson Fine Arts Center after giving a presentation to Laumeier docents.
The solo exhibition of artwork by internationally acclaimed artist, Mark Dion is called Follies and consists of five sculptures and a dozen works on paper that explores the intersections between nature, science and architecture in ways that are whimsical and thought-provoking. Dion's exhibits are meant to be touched and explored. The kids and I had so much fun opening a treasure-trove of nearly 300 boxes -- consisting of decades of collecting. For all of us it became almost an addiction. After opening a few boxes we'd look at each other and say, "Ok -- just one more". No telling what you'd find. A small marble, a set of skeleton keys or maybe a feather.
Entrance into Laumeier Sculpture Park and the Dion exhibit is FREE. The exhibit will be on display now through May 24th 2020.