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Travel Tidbits: rides, babies & parks

SFO exhibit

Ride-hailing services got the go-ahead to serve some airports just in time for the busy Thanksgiving weekend:

Lyft can now pick-up and drop off passengers at O’Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway, but Uber is still working out its paperwork. And Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) gave the green light to Wingz.

OHare mother's room chair

OHare Mother's Room sink

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport has opened a third “Mother’s Room.” This one is located past security in Terminal 1, B Concourse across from Gate B10. The other Mother’s Rooms at ORD are in theTerminal 3 Rotunda area and Terminal 5 near Gate M14.


Clyde Butcher, Big Cypress #2.

And, to help mark the National Park Service’s Centennial Year, Miami International Airport is hosting an exhibition of black-and-white photography by Clyde Butcher featuring images of South Florida’s three national parks: Everglades National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park and Biscayne National Park.

Travel Tidbits from San Diego & Albany Airports

Here are some airport-related travel tidbits to start off the week.


Courtesy San Diego Int’l Airport.

San Diego International is the latest airport to add lactation rooms for nursing mothers.

SAN’s 3 nursing rooms are located post-security: two in Terminal 1 and one in Terminal 2 – and include a hand washing station, electrical outlets, comfortable seating, artwork, a children’s seat and soft lighting.

ALB Airport art

Sitting Pretty, John McQueen, mixed media, 2011

There’s also a new art exhibit at Albany International Airport in New York.

The work of eight artists who blur and cross the lines between “folk” and “fine” art is featured in “Folk Modern.”

“…[T]the wall between them has been crumbling for some time, and inhabitants of both sides have been finding much common ground. This exhibition brings together individuals whose work occupies a territory in which qualities at once traditional and innovative ancestral and personal are seen to coexist and thrive.”

Pipedream, Giselle Potter, Collage and gouache on paper, 2010

Pipedream, Giselle Potter, Collage and gouache on paper, 2010

Fresh – fishy – art at Brisbane Airport

Woven Wonders of the Reef by Brian Robinson MR

This outdoor playscape by Carins artist Brian Robinson featuring giant fish inspired by Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is being celebrated as the finishing touch for Brisbane Airport’s $30 million Skygate expansion.

Fresh art from Cuba at MSP Airport

Cuban art MSP 1

Omar Valenti – Photographer

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and Arts @ MSP are hosting a Cuban art exhibit titled “Buoyancy” on both Concourses E and F in MSP’s Terminal 1 – Lindbergh.

Why ‘Buoyancy’? It’s a nod to to “the spirit of the Cuban people, who have continued to thrive despite more than a half century of trade embargoes and political conflict.”

cuba art msp 2 marilyn Adrian Rumbaut – Visual Artist[/caption

In addition to visual art, the exhibit also includes a visual and sound installation about Cuba by The Touch of Sound, an online library of authentic recordings collected from around the world by Minnesota brothers Jesse and Jonah Marks, who partnered with the US Cuba Artist Exchange in tour of Cuba,

Mingei: Traditional Japanese Art at the SFO Museum

SFO Mingei Fish

Carp lantern 20th century Japan – courtesy SFO Museum

The SFO Museum at San Francisco International Airport is hosting an exhibition of traditional Japanese arts – mingei – in the International Terminal Main Hall through January 2016.

The objects on view include lanterns, fans, iron kettles and toys and are on loan from the Mingei International Museum in San Diego, which collects and exhibits the arts of daily use.


Maneki neko 20th century Japan – clay From Mingei International Museum – courtesy SFO Museum

SFO Museum happy face

Charcoal caddy possibly 1800s gourd, paint Mingei International Museum -Courtesy SFO Museum

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