Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sculpture Garden and Nature Walk at Anderson Center in Red Wing, MN

Wood moose sculpture Red Wing, MN

Not too far from downtown Red Wing, we discovered the Sculpture Garden and Nature Walk at Anderson Center. Developed in 1996, the sculpture garden is one of the largest in Minnesota and provides for a nice aside.



Standing Time Sculpture in Red Wing, MN

The Anderson Center at Tower View has a pretty interesting history, The property was previously the estate of Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Pierce Anderson who developed "Quaker Puffed Rice" and "Quaker Puffed Wheat" cereals. The estate was home to a working farm as well as a laboratory where experiments were performed for Quaker Oats. Another piece of Red Wing's history as a maker city! The site also once was a center for biological research, a location for the manufacturing of robotic arms to handle uranium and a rehabilitation center. Today, the site is home to an artist residency program that is one of the largest in the Upper Midwest.

Metal sculpture at the Anderson Center in Red Wing, MN

We walked the grounds and enjoyed admiring artwork with a scenic backdrop. Truly a hidden treasure worth exploring while in Red Wing. It was a bit rainy during our visit which provided us with another treat -- goldfinches bathing in a puddle! Our visit to the sculpture park was a nice cap to our day!

Goldfinch in puddle

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