The Color of Winter

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The Color of Winter

By: admin | Our Favorite Things | November 30, 2010
Despite sub-zero temperatures and record snowfalls, Minnesota winters can be dramatic and spectacular. Curator of Art for the Minnesota Historical Society, Brian Szott, highlights several works of art from the collection by Minnesota painters and printmakers that are inspired by the season and its stark beauty.