Constellation Earth

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Artist Name

Paul Granlund, Mayo Clinic

Installation Date

1992

Materials

Bronze Sculpture

Details

Property of Mayo Clinic.

Constellation Earth, an eight-foot sphere celebrating the global family, was placed in Peace Park in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1992. Closer to home, castings of his sculptures have been installed at the State Capitol and the World Trade Center in St. Paul, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, at St. Olaf College in Northfield, at the Mayo House in LeSueur, and at Immanuel-St.Joseph's Hospital in Mankato, as well as in a number of churches in the region.

About the Artist

Paul T. Granlund (October 6, 1925, Minneapolis, Minnesota - September 15, 2003, Mankato, Minnesota) was an American sculptor. Granlund was born the son of the Rev. Clarence and Naomi Granlund. Granlund received his Bachelor of Arts from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota in 1952 and his Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan in 1954. During the 1960s, he was on the faculty of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. His creative career spanned more than 50 years and more than 650 different works. Most of his work is figurative and made from bronze. His patrons included colleges, hospitals, Lutheran Churches, and other institutions.

Address

200 1st St SW
Rochester, MN 55902

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