“Public art has really moved away from that,” says Colleen Sheehy, executive director of Public Art Saint Paul.
Two little known Twin Cities gems, a private residence and a singular Lutheran statue, are separated by centuries and a 15-minute walk.
So complete was his connection with the city that even physical sites with no obvious external association with Prince now seem intimately connected to him.
What first appear to be the epitome of boring infrastructural blight can become one of the small ways that people begin to make meaning in their neighborhood.
Within this secluded world there was a shantytown immigrant community from the 1850s through the 1950s — first Swedes and Poles, then Italians, then Mexicans.
The statue of Ole Bull was erected in Loring Park in 1897. Bull stands atop a pedestal, playing a violin, with a little line of music carved into the granite below him.