UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
PUBLIC ART ON CAMPUS

CREATIVE PLACE MAKING

Public art has become a popular and effective way of building a sense of community and giving public spaces meaningful identity. Like all art, the works inspire observers to think about their world differently. This transformative quality gives public art an important educational role throughout the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.

The Public Art on Campus Program was established in 1988. Since then there have been more than three-dozen public artworks installed on campus. The University’s public art collection is highly visible, placed in areas where the pieces become a part of everyday life adding interest to parks, plazas, and indoor atriums.

In 2013, WAM celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Public Art on Campus Program with the website PA25. The collection presents works of twenty-five artists created on campus from the past twenty-five years that range dramatically in size, medium and style. See the artists here>>

Image: Eduardo Kac, Natural History of the Enigma, fiberglass, 2009.

Location: Outside the Cargill Genomics Building, Saint Paul campus