Minneapolis in search of gold standard for bronzes

  • Article by: ERIC ROPER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 13, 2012 - 11:15 PM

Mpls. is tepid about taking over decisions on who or what gets statues.

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jarlmnFeb. 13, 12 8:11 PM

I've long thought that having a bronze statue of a "beloved" fictional TV character only tenuously affiliated with our city, to have forever marked our city as a cultural and intellectual wasteland. (ditto those insipid Snoopy statues) Perhaps it is *finally* time to take a chop-saw to dearest MTM. Surely, the Mayor can donate the bronze toward better use. Perhaps for some sculptors to make more of those water fountains he is so fond of.

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elmore1Feb. 13, 12 8:53 PM

The MTM statue has become a key symbol of the city! A co-worker from Australia MADE me show him that when visiting. Maybe one of Prince and Hubert Humphrey would be good additions.

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favoritesonFeb. 13, 12 8:54 PM

Uh..... Prince?

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WmToensingFeb. 14, 12 6:16 AM

If a statue of Hubert H Humphrey hasn't been made & installed in an aproppreate park,it should be. Remember, in addition to being a senator & v Pres., he was Mpls. mayor back in the late '40s & negeotiated the merger of the Farmer Labor & democratic Parties to form the DFL. I would say he was the most prominent Minnesotan of the 20th century & possibly of all time.

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elmore1Feb. 14, 12 6:36 AM

Yeah, people in their 40s-50s think Mpls and think Prince, First Ave, Purple Rain, Paisley Park and Lake Minnetonka. This is a demographic that travels and might bring some revenue to the city.

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elmore1Feb. 14, 12 7:24 AM

WmToensing, totally agree about HHH!

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takebackusaFeb. 14, 12 8:14 AM

There IS a statue of HHH. It is downtown right off the light rail kind of by the court building. Boy some of you SURE know your city!!

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winsettzFeb. 14, 12 8:30 AM

Greg Lemond; who lives here but isn't from here. In about twenty/thirty more years, MTM will be an anachronism and will be quietly replaced.

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buttlesFeb. 14, 12 9:23 AM

"a "beloved" fictional TV character only tenuously affiliated with our city, to have forever marked our city as a cultural and intellectual wasteland.: == There is a statue of Jackie Gleason as Ralph Cramden in front of the Port Authority Bus Terminal. If a statue of a "beloved fictional TV character" works for New York, it works for Minneapolis. (Both statues were put up by TV Land.)

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honnatFeb. 14, 12 9:56 AM

Jesse Ventura needs a statue.

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