Capitol Art Update: On-Line Survey and New Public Input Meetings

The Art Subcommittee charged with reviewing art in the State Capitol and making recommendations has posted an on-line survey. It’s another chance to make your voice heard. Please take the time to fill one out.

The Subcommittee also has added and updated its list of public input meetings. It added a meeting at Augsburg College and the Minnetonka Community Center and changed the date for the Hamline event. Here are the details:

  • Tuesday, November 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Augsburg College, Christensen Center, 2211 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis
  • Tuesday, December 1, 6-8 p.m., Hamline University, Anderson Center, Rooms 304-5, Corner of Snelling Ave. N. and Englewood Ave., 774 Snelling Avenue N, St. Paul
  • Wednesday, December 9, 7-9 p.m., Minnetonka Community Center
    Community Room, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka

The format includes a short introduction by an Art Subcommittee member to Capitol art and the process. That is followed by facilitated small group discussions of three questions: What kind of new art would you like to see added to the Capitol; What would you like to see happen with the Governor’s portraits (which currently occupy a lot of wall space at the Capitol), and What do you think should be done with some of the art that many find offensive? People break into groups of eight to ten for discussion.

Some Healing Minnesota Stories members attended a public input meeting last night at the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board headquarters. About 25-30 people attended, so we had three small group discussions. A similar number attended the Nov. 10 meeting in Rochester. This is an important way to contribute to the discussion, so please attend one of the metro meetings if you can.

For a complete list of public meetings, see the Art Subcommittee website.

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