New Sculpture at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Sunday: Wayzata philanthropists Alfred and Ingrid Lenz Harrison recently gave the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 22 bronze and stone sculptures by 14 significant 20th-century artists from Italy, Britain, Zimbabwe, Argentina, Switzerland, Germany, Ireland and the United States. The couple’s distinctive collection has been installed along the high point of a 3-mile drive winding through the arboretum grounds. Visible by tram or on a walking tour, the sculptures are a mix of figurative pieces, including 1990’s “Swimmers” by the late Minnesota artist Paul Granlund, and abstract designs such as 1961’s “Epidauros II,” shown here, by British sculptor Barbara Hepworth. The gift joins 36 sculptures that have long been part of the arboretum’s collection. In celebration, the arboretum is offering guided tours, music, painting demonstrations and family-friendly art activities throughout the opening weekend. The Harrisons will discuss their collection from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday. (10:30-3:30 p.m. Sun. Free with arboretum admission, $12 ages 13 and older. Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska. Grounds open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. 952-443-1400 or www.arboretum.umn.edu.)
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