ARCHIVED: Fine arts and music thrive in Minneapolis

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May 24, 2001

There are no shortage of fine arts and music in Minneapolis this summer. So Annual Meeting attendees and their families will be able to satisfy their cultural cravings at many of the city's famed art and music halls.

Minneapolis boasts some of the best museums in the Midwest. For example, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts is known for its paintings from some the most notable masters of fine art, including Monet, van Gogh, Picasso, Magritte and O'Keeffe. The museum will feature a special exhibition of paintings from French Impressionist Edgar Degas this summer.

Minnesotans take their music seriously. The Minnesota Orchestra Hall (one block from the Hilton Hotel) will host a 24-hour music marathon featuring classical, rock, pop, jazz and gospel performances beginning at noon on Friday, July 13. Other concerts scheduled that week will include music from Ravel, Bizet, Debussy, Copland, and hits from the Beatles to Duke Ellington.

Don't forget to check out the latest additions to "Librarian Favorites" section of the Local Advisory Committee Web site at, where you'll find information on St. Paul's upcoming tribute to master cartoonist Charles Schultz (and master of Charlie Brown!).

For more information about these "must-do" cultural activities, visit the Local Advisory Committee Website at