Public Art: The Permanent Collection of Landmark Center
Landmark Center is undisputedly an architectural work of art – inside and out. Since its reopening in 1978 as a cultural center, it has acquired an impressive collection of art that is on display for the public viewing, at no cost to visitors. Each week, will be adding another piece from our collection to this web page, along with links to learn more about the artists, the art forms, and art projects that will allow you to create your own art in the spirit of these amazing artists.
Landmark Center North Gallery
“Following the Thread”
July 8- August 29; Building hours; Free
Virtual Exhibit: Click here
Truly Unruly Fiber Art Collective is a group of fiber artists whose art incorporates traditional and modern quilting stitchery with unique fabric treatments. The results are stunning and meaningful images. Works that celebrate nature soothe the viewer, pieces that respond to current events help people process, and art about people and places pays homage.
Pictured: White Desert Flowers by Mimie Pollard
Heritage Organization of Romanian Americans In Minnesota
Suite 319; Sundays 12 – 2pm and by appointment
Visit the HORA Romanian American Cultural Center in room 319. This is a place where Romanian heritage, crafts, history, language and music is showcased as an integral part of Minnesota’s diverse cultural landscape. Ask about the ongoing activities for children, youth, adults and elderly. HORA’s mission is to bring people together, raise public awareness and create a stronger Romanian American community and a stronger Minnesota.
American Association of Woodturners Gallery of Wood Art
2nd Floor; Wednesday, Friday, Sunday: 12 – 4pm, Thursday 12 – 8pm and by appointment. More information: 651.484.9094 or www.woodturner.org
The Gallery of Wood Art offers an often surprising and always engaging view of contemporary works created in wood and also features educational exhibits, a display of vintage lathes, and a gallery gift store offering turned items, books and DVDs. Group tours available with appointment
Basement; Building hours
“A Landmark Reclaimed: From Federal Building to Community Icon” in the Landmark Gallery, a permanent exhibition located on the lower level of Landmark Center. The exhibit chronicles the history of Landmark Center and the people who made it the community icon it is today.
Ramsey County Historical Society
Mary Livingston Griggs & Mary Griggs Burke Research Center
Basement; Monday – Thursday by appointment. Appointments can be made by calling 651.222.0701 or visit www.rchs.com/research/research-center.
The Research Center contains non-circulating collections documenting the history of Ramsey County and St. Paul. The collection contains books, periodicals, city directories, maps, photographs, personal papers, business and organization records, architectural information and materials on clubs, schools, and churches. Located in the lower level of Landmark Center.
RCHS Exhibit Gallery
1st floor; Open during building hours (please visit the Landmark Center home page for current information about building hours). Exhibit programs are free and open to the public. Get more information at their website: www.rchs.com
Schubert Club Music Museum
2nd Floor; Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday: 12 – 4pm, Thursday: 12-7 pm. More info. or to make an appointment 651.292.3267 or www.schubert.org.
Schubert Club Music Museum’s recently renovated 4,500-square-foot space is located on the 2nd floor. Visitors can explore, discover and create music with instruments from around the globe in the Music Makers Zone. Be blown away by an instrument “tornado”, get inside the beat at the Wall of Percussion, and try your hand at the keyboard instruments and learn to play! In the Keyboard Journey, become immersed in the sights and sounds of Schubert Club’s keyboard collection – from 16th century spinets to iconic 20th century electro-mechanical keyboards. Explore the history and development of these instruments through the stories of their inventors, builders, and musicians, and hear from composers in their own words in the Gilman Ordway Manuscript Collection.
Uncle Sam Worked Here
Building wide; Building hours
A self-guided, interactive interpretive exhibit that gives visitors a glimpse into the life of Landmark Center as the Federal Building from 1902 to 1974: federal courts, wartime activities, Prohibition and gangsters, immigration and citizenship, and more.