Digital Garden Tour

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The Walker Art Museum in Minneapolis is always putting out great, forward-thinking programs and exhibitions, so we weren’t surprised to discover their terrific interactive, online site for the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Its homepage is a beautiful, full-screen shot of Claes Oldenburg’s famous Spoonbridge & Cherry, along with local time, weather, and the Museum’s hours for the day. Scroll down for a quick list of events, and you land on a friendly, interactive map of the garden, with images and information on key sculptures, along with great docent-led videos on each piece (like Mark di Suvero’s Arikidea, made from steel beams of NYC skyscrapers).

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading


There’s a lot happening these days at Wert&Co.–reflected in six books we would like to share with you. We’ve been preparing for a few talks and seeking to understand ourselves and our work more deeply, finding inspiration from the self discovery of childhood to the wisdom (hopefully) gained over the years. This month we also mourned the loss of John Berger who’s seminal Ways of Seeing provided us not just with a tool to view art in a revolutionary way, but a tool to understand critically the images that surround us. Finally with data ruling the day, in both politics and our work, we’ve found ourselves recently in a deep dive on both the mechanics, design and ethics of this fascinating subject.


Oh yes, the planet is sublime!


I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
(photo by Daniel Wert)



Celebrating & Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


A day for reflection & dreaming & coming together in peace.



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