In a partnership with the Minneapolis Park Board, Mia has scattered frozen recreations of famous artwork from its collection across city parks. Crafted by the sculptor Chris Swarbick of Ice Occasions, the icy replicas can be found through the end of February (or as long as the Minnesota winter allows).
The ephemeral installations of Art in Ice include Raffaelo Monti’s “Veiled Lady” at Longfellow Park, Yoshimoto Nara’s “Your Dog” at Bde Mka Ska, “Celestial Horse” at North Commons Park, Salvador Dali’s “Aphrodisiac Telephone” at Boom Island Park, and Van Gogh’s “Olive Trees” across the street from the museum at Washburn-Fair Oaks Park.
“We wanted to try something different this winter to get the art outside of our walls and offer a safe outdoor experience in times of uncertainty,” Mia’s head of engagement strategy Katie Hill says.
Swarbick was a no-brainer choice after having worked with the museum twice before, Hill