Minneapolis Institute of Arts

MIA launches campaign to add "monumental" sculpture


WHITTIER — The Minneapolis Institute of Arts aims to raise over $1 million to add a new outdoor sculpture by the Polish-born sculptor Igor Mitoraj to its permanent collection.

A bronze weighing approximately 2 tons, “Eros” arrived in a crate Monday from the late artist’s studio in Carrara, Italy, and was temporarily placed on a wooden platform outside the museum’s 3rd Avenue entrance. In a little over a month the museum plans to move “Eros” to what’s hoped will be its permanent location at the corner of 24th Street and 3rd Avenue, on the northeast edge of the museum’s campus.


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