Art of Food exhibit at MSP Int’l Airport

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A new exhibit at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport is all about the foods and branded edible items that hail from Minnesota and show up on plates around the world.


Some of the Minnesota-based brands in the exhibit include General Mills Inc.
Land O Lakes Inc, Hormel Foods, RyKrisp and Summit Brewing Company and, in addition to food items, the exhibit includes reels of vintage commercials and their familiar jingles.

The exhibit opened at the end of April and will run through November 15, 2016 in the art gallery near Gate 12.

So far, “the response has been amazing,” said Robyne Robinson, Arts & Culture Director of the MSP Airport Foundation, “It strikes a chord with travelers – They burst into the Spam song from the 1970’s Monty Python sketch, or playfully spar over which cereal was best – Cheerios or Lucky Charms.”

MSP food bottles

msp food guy snap

Photos courtesy MSP Airport and and the Minnesota Historical Society

Colorado sights seen from space at Denver Int’l Airport


Irrigation crop circles and some of the other images in a new exhibit at Denver International Airport may look familiar to window-seat fliers – but these images of iconic Colorado locations are all taken by satellites.


“The Centennial State from Space”, produced by Westminster, Colo.-based DigitalGlobe and on loan from the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, includes high-resolution satellite images taken from five different satellites positioned more than 400 miles above the Earth.


Look for Coors Field, the Air Force Academy, agricultural fields in Monte Vista and more at Y-Juncture Gallery, located just past the A-bridge security checkpoint along the pedestrian walkway. The gallery will be in place through September.

(All photos courtesy Denver International Airport)

Speedy cars at PHL airport

PHL _REVolution Racing Sport Cars

A new exhibition Philadelphia International Airport will please fans of cars – and speed.

The REVolution of Racing Sports Cars features more than 100 photos celebrating the evolution of international racing sports cars from the early 1900s to 1970.

And anyone who wants to see the actual cars featured in the photos won’t have to go far:  they’re on display at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, located about a mile from the airport.

The museum is considered one of the world’s greatest collections of racing sports cars and houses  many historically significant cars made by Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche.

The REVolution of Racing Sports Car exhibition is on view through August 2016 in the corridor that connects Terminal E and F at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

Race on over…


Fresh art at Phoenix Airport

Susan Folwell, Mimbres Bat-Man Canteen 2012, courtesy PHX Airport

Susan Folwell, Mimbres Bat-Man Canteen 2012, courtesy PHX Airport

A new exhibit at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport titled Between Two Worlds features the work of Native American artist Susan Folwell. She comes from a family of noted potters and combines traditional pottery making techniques and forms with modern themes – like Batman and the experience of flying.

The exhibition is located at Terminal 4 on level 2 in two display cases and will be on view through May 8, 2016. I

Susan Folwell - Come Fly with Me

Susan Folwell – Come Fly with Me

Pow Wow  Girl - Susan Folwell - courtesy PHX Airport

Pow Wow Girl – Susan Folwell – courtesy PHX Airport

Vintage purses on display at SFO Museum


Alligator claws handbag early 1900s Courtesy SFO Museum

A new exhibition at San Francisco International Airport features vintage and antique bags from the 18th to the 20th century that will have you rethinking the way you carry around your everyday essentials.

SFO Vintage purse lady

Scenic beaded purse c. 1914. Courtesy SFO Museum

Once, both men and women wore purses attached to their belts or fabric bands that hung from waist.

Interior pockets were invented at the end of the 16th century, and men began discarding their purses and stuffing their money and personal items in their pockets instead.

That left women holding the bags, which evolved into the indispensable accessories and decorative art and fashion objects on view in the SFO Museum’s latest offering – Essential Style: Vintage and Antique Purses- in the International Terminal Main Hall Departures Lobby at SFO Airport through July 24, 2016.

Items on exhibit are on loan from the Antique Purse Collectors Society.

Here are some more images of the vintage bags and purses on display:


Arts and Crafts-style handbags c. 1920s. Courtesy SFO Museum

SFO Museum purse colored

Spiderweb design needlework purse c. 1820. Courtesy SFO Museum