Tag: Father Hennepin

Of monuments and imperfect men

Of monuments and imperfect men

| Jason Adkins | January 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

When the painting “Father Hennepin Discovering the Falls of St. Anthony” (1905), along with another painting depicting the 1851 Treaty of Traverse des Sioux, was removed from its central position in the Governor’s Reception Room of the Capitol to an out-of-the-way meeting space on the third floor, it was an attempt to recast Minnesota history as one born in white supremacy (with the coming of Christianity supposedly a part of that legacy) to tell instead a new story about the diverse state we are today.

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Hennepin painting recommended for removal from Capitol room

Hennepin painting recommended for removal from Capitol room

| February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a Jan. 8 letter to the subcommitte, the Minnesota Catholic Conference expressed opposition to the painting’s removal because it represents an important moment in the history of Christianity in the state.

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Letters – January 7, 2016

Letters – January 7, 2016

| January 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Don’t edit history

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Letters – December 3, 2015

Letters – December 3, 2015

| December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Offensive art
Don’t forget sacrament

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‘Father Hennepin’ draws controversy as committee evaluates Capitol art

‘Father Hennepin’ draws controversy as committee evaluates Capitol art

| November 17, 2015 | 7 Comments

A painting in the Minnesota State Capitol of explorer Father Hennepin at the center of controversy as a committee evaluates the merits of the Capitol’s existing collection and what to add to new public spaces opening as part of its comprehensive restoration.

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