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Public Art Government Plaza Station

Government Plaza Station – Public Art

Each station along the Blue Line not only has public art but each architectural design team included an artist. 

This station was designed by Barbour LaDouceur Architects
Seitu Jones, architectural design team artist

To preserve views of Minneapolis City Hall’s front door, the station was split in two and moved to the ends of the block. Trusses of the nearby Milwaukee Depot train shed inspired the exposed beams of the station roof. Stone bases match the red granite of City Hall.  The art explores participatory democracy and how people connect with one another and their government through two-dimensional images on windscreens and a pair of stone columns at ends of the platform.

Government center public art   


Local Connections: Minneapolis Views and Visions of Democracy by Keith Christensen

Two granite columns with carved inscriptions and low-relief images of gloves, also printed images of gloves (with text) and maps on four nearby LRT shelters consisting of eight two-sided panels made of enameled glass mounted on steel

For more images, history and information about the artist, click on this link.

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Small Kindnesses: Weather Permitting

Go ahead and let it snow. #23 

Ring the bell and see. #18

Open the curtains please. #27

All the way around #17

by Janet Zweig


Interactive stainless steel boxes with audio and video stories about “weather” and “courtesy.”

For more images, history and information about the artist, click on this link.

Government center public art