Lunette: Winnowing

Creator(s)
Arthur Willett (Artist)
Elmer Garnsey (Design)

Type

Mural

Location

East Grand Staircase

Date Completed
1904

Date Placed
1904

About the lunettes

Located at the base of the skylight vaults above the stairs are six lunettes. Each one represents or notes important industry and activities that helped create the state’s identity and success in the early 1900s. When looking at each one carefully, the viewer can see what activity is represented by what each figure is holding or other visual clues, like a train, a lighthouse, grain elevator, and the capitol in the background.