Art Highlights

A guide pointing at one of the paintings in the Governor's Reception Room

Governor's Reception Room and Anteroom

View six magnificent paintings depicting Minnesota's role in the Civil War, now meticulously restored to their original colors. One, The Battle of Nashville by Howard Pyle, is widely considered one of the best paintings of a battle ever rendered.

Paintings in the Governor's Reception Room
Paintings in the anteroom

two people looking at Gov. Carlson's portrait

Governors' Portraits

View portraits of all of Minnesota's governors, displayed in order of when they served, starting on the first floor and continuing on the ground floor. Or view the portraits and biographies online.

A woman looking at the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux painting

Exhibit: A View on Two Minnesota Paintings

A newly created public space on the third floor, room 317, features two paintings that were formerly in the Governor's Reception Room. The Treaty of Traverse des Sioux and Father Hennepin Discovering the Falls of St. Anthony