Top 11 Paintings Mark Dayton Wants to Install at State Capitol
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is making news by attempting to remove four Civil War related paintings from the State Capitol.
His reasoning is:
"I believe that the art in the Governor's Reception Room should be more welcoming and also more broadly representative of our state's history."
Clearly, Dayton’s actions appear to be a scheme to get the state to pay the costs of recovering the Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec paintings he had to auction off from his personal collection to finance his 2010 campaign for Governor. As of yet, insufficient evidence exists to confirm these claims.
Until we know more, based on his past performance, here are the Top 11 more welcoming and representative artworks Mark Dayton is considering installing in the State Capitol: