The Minnesota State Capitol is currently closed while undergoing its first comprehensive restoration since it opened in 1905. Art plays a critical role in the Capitol Restoration Project. Original and existing art are integral to the character of the building an in telling the stories of Minnesota. The newly restored State Capitol will include substantially more public space that can accommodate additional art to tell stories Minnesota of more recent times and new educational programs. In February 2015, the Commission created a 15-member Subcommittee on Capitol Art to review and make recommendations about the preservation, placement, and use of art in the Capitol. At our next Mind Opener, we will hear from one of the 15 members, Justice Paul Anderson, about this process and the subcommittee’s final recommendations that was released on August 15, 2016.
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About Justice Paul Anderson
Justice Paul H. Anderson served as Associate Justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court until his retirement in May 2013. He was appointed to the Court in 1994 and elected to six-year terms in 1996, 2002 and 2008. Justice Anderson was raised on a dairy farm in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. After law school, he served in Volunteers In Service To America and as Special Assistant Minnesota Attorney General. He was in private practice for 21 years with LeVander, Gillen & Miller in South St. Paul. In 1992 Paul was appointed Chief Judge, Minnesota Court of Appeals. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and Macalester College.
About the Capitol Preservation Commission’s subcommittee on art
The Art Subcommittee of the Minnesota State Capitol Preservation Commission was formed in 2015 to review and make recommendations about the preservation, placement, and use of art to communicate about the experiences Minnesota in history, the attributes of the state, the tributes to past leaders, and the important work that takes place on behalf of its residents. The scope will be the Capitol building, including making recommendations on existing Capitol art pieces the committee may believe are not appropriate for the Capitol and may recommend those pieces be relocated to another building. Its members include legislative leadership and public citizens. Click here for more info about members.
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