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Minnesota Capitol Art Exhibit Advisory Committee

Update on proposals for displays in the Minnesota Capitol

At the June 13, 2022, meeting the committee selected projects that will be forwarded to the Capitol Preservation Commission as recommended exhibitions in the Minnesota Capitol’s third-floor gallery. In accordance with Minnesota Statutes 15B.36, the Capitol Preservation Commission has the sole authority to approve proposals for display in the Minnesota Capitol gallery spaces.
  • Our Austin, Our America by William Taufic
  • Lest We Forget by Sandra Brick & Fred Amram
  • 122 Conversations, Person to Person: Art Beyond Borders by Anne Labowitz
  • Willmar, what comes to your mind?! by John Salgato Maldinato
  • Barnabas 22 by Mary Corwin
  • Homeless or Homebody by Travis Meier
  • American Indian Artists and Authors Living In or Visiting Minnesota by John Razloloff

The remaining projects will be continue to be under consideration for other areas of the Capitol Building. Watch this page for updates.



About the Capitol Art Exhibit Advisory Committee

The Capitol Art Exhibit Advisory Committee was established by the 2018 Legislature to advise and make recommendations to the State Capitol Preservation Commission regarding art exhibits to be displayed in specific spaces in the Minnesota Capitol. 

To develop these recommendations, the committee will receive proposals from Minnesota artists, art organizations, and other individuals and prepare a list of recommended art exhibits for consideration by the commission.

In accordance with MN Statutes 15B.32, art exhibits displayed in the State Capitol should tell Minnesota stories and engage people to:

  • reflect on Minnesota history;
  • understand Minnesota government
  • recognize the contributions of Minnesota's diverse peoples;
  • inspire citizen engagement; and
  • appreciate the varied landscapes of Minnesota.
 
Preference will be given to artists currently living in Minnesota or living in Minnesota at the time portrayed. The selection process will ensure that a wide range of artists have a chance to be considered and that, over time, the art reflects the contributions of artists of various demographic backgrounds, including age, disability, gender, and racial and ethnic identity.
 

Minutes and Handouts from Past CAEAC Meetings 

Links to agendas and minutes of past meetings
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