Task Force Mulls Capitol Art Layout After Building Remodel
ST. PAUL (AP) - The massive renovation of the Minnesota Capitol has opened a new discussion topic: How much and what kind of art to put on the walls and in building corridors when the fix-up is complete.
A task force mulling that topic met Monday to start sorting out the art layout, with a goal of reporting back to the Capitol Preservation Commission in January. Members said they will debate whether to introduce modern pieces to a Capitol heavy in its Civil War paintings and whether to scale back display of gubernatorial portraits.
Panel chairwoman Diane Loeffler, a Democratic legislator from Minneapolis, says there could be recommendations to rotate in new artwork instead of having everything be a permanent fixture. There's also talk of making room for performance art as well.