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A painting by Douglas Volk titled “Father Hennepin Discovers St. Anthony Falls” has hung in the Governor’s Reception Room at the Capitol in St. Paul. A top concern among members of a Capitol artwork panel is the depiction of Native Americans and historical events in paintings deemed insensitive. AP file photo: Jim Mone
A painting by Douglas Volk titled “Father Hennepin Discovers St. Anthony Falls” has hung in the Governor’s Reception Room at the Capitol in St. Paul. A top concern among members of a Capitol artwork panel is the depiction of Native Americans and historical events in paintings deemed insensitive. AP file photo: Jim Mone

Panel weighs fate of Capitol art

Interested observers should soon get a hint about the fate of the 148 works of art long familiar to people who visit or work at the Minnesota State Capitol — whether left in place, perhaps with additional up-to-date interpretation, or moved within the Capitol building or even off site. The Art Subcommittee of the Minnesota State Capitol ...

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