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Wander Minnesota: Sculptures @ MN Landscape Arboretum

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There’s a new addition to the varied scenery at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum: the Harrison Sculpture Collection at the Arboretum’s highest physical point, with sculptures donated by Wayzata philanthropists Alfred and Ingrid Harrison, sculptures they’d collected from all over the world.

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The sculpture garden is easily reached via the Three Mile Drive, and there is an adjacent parking lot. It’s a stop for the trams that run, and there is a walking trail that winds through it.

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The donation of 22 sculptures nearly doubled the Arboretum’s sculpture collection, and this set of sculptures includes a wide range of viewpoints, from classic to contemporary.

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(credit: Amy Rea)

Materials vary too, as do colors—just like in nature.

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This piece reflects nature:

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While this one gives a framed view.

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(credit: Amy Rea)

Others seem to mimic the shapes found in nature:

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While this one is more of a thought piece—and a conversation piece.

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(credit: Amy Rea)

This sculpture seems to be reaching for the sky:

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(credit: Amy Rea)

While this joyous piece, titled Swimmers, is a piece by Minnesota’s own Paul Granlund.

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(credit: Amy Rea)

The Harrison Sculpture Collection is a beautiful addition to what’s already one of the metro area’s scenic gems. Kudos to the Arboretum, and to the Harrisons, for making this possible.

What else is happening in our state? Be sure to check out the 10 p.m. Sunday night WCCO newscasts, where you can learn more in the weekly segment, Finding Minnesota.

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