DPF '96

Social Program


Reception at the Weisman
6:00-8:30pm. A light buffet served in the new Weisman Art Museum overlooking the Mississippi River will begin the week-long conference. You'll have plenty of time to catch up with old friends and investigate the new art museum. There will also be the opportunity to register and obtain conference information.

The museum was built in 1993 with a major donation from Fredrich Weisman. It houses over 13,000 pieces of art from his personal collection, plus an extensive collection owned by the University Art Museum. The collection represents art from the first half of the twentieth century, including the world's largest collection of works by Marsden Hartley, Alfred H. Mauer, and B.J.O. Nordfeldt.

When the museum opened in January, 1994, Time Magazine described it: "The smallish museum concentrates on 20th century American art, and the exterior can be seen as a tough gleefully manic work of Cubist sculpture, or as a giant brushed-stainless steel popcorn kernel, or as a wizard's castle in some 23rd century fairy tale. Inside, where huge skylights bathe the galleries in sunlight, the feeling is serene but never static".


5:30-6:45pm. Picnic dinner outside Tate Lab. Wrestle with the Northrup Mall squirrels for your food. We'll move to the EE/Csci atrium if it rains, where you can wrestle the computer scientists instead.
7:00pm. Special Plenary Talks, 100 Years of Particle Physics, held in the Tate Laboratory (room 150).


5:30-10:00pm. BBQ at Murphy's Landing Historical Village.
Join us for an outdoor barbecue at historic Murphy's Landing. Enjoy a wide variety of food specialties prepared and served in the town square: roasted corn on the cob, barbecued turkey wings, corn bread, fresh vegetables, and much more. Stroll while you eat and take in the sights.

A short drive from downtown Minneapolis puts you back in the 1800's, in a river town on the Minnesota River. Set on an 87 acre site, this historical gem includes more than 40 original buildings from the area. Each of the homesteads represents different groups that settled in Minnesota-Czech, Danish, English, French, German, Irish, Norwegian, Polish and Scandinavian. In addition, Murphy's Landing includes 16 Native American burial mounds that are estimated to be more than 2,000 years old. Murphy's Landing is also reputed to be the site of the last Indian War in Minnesota between the Ojibwa and the Dakota. It's said that settlers sat on the bluff and watched the battle from less than 100 yards away.
Extra tickets for the Murphy's Landing trip: $35


Night on the Town
See what's on at the City Pages Events Calendar. Consult our own discerning restaurant guide, or a more extensive listing of restaurants and events at the Minneapolis Table of Contents.


6:30pm. Cocktails (cash bar) at the Radisson
7:45pm. Comedy Banquet (also at the Radisson)
Enjoy a light evening of unstructured, audacious entertainment, starting with a diverting talk from our own Professor Dan Dahlberg (Director of the University of Minnesota's Magnetic Microscopy Center), Geomagnetic Navigation by Bacteria, and followed by Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop.

Chicago has Second City - Minneapolis has Dudley Riggs. Approximately three million people have exposed themselves (sic) to Riggs during the last thirty-five years of performances. The troupe has given guest appearances on more than 400 college campuses in forty states, been on several USO tours in Europe, and had guest appearances in the Soviet Union. In 1992, National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" named the Brave New Workshop its resident satire company.
Extra tickets for this evening: $30


8:15am-9:00pm. Visit to the Soudan Underground Physics Laboratory.


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Last Updated: 11 August 1996