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1 Presented by Nancy Jacobson For Integrating Regional Culture, History, and the Arts A Prairie Region Teacher Training Institute

2 1. Minneapolis 2. St. Cloud 3. St. Paul 4. Rochester

3 The Minnesota State Capitol St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Cass Gilbert, architect Illustration from Arttoday.com

4 The art and science of designing and erecting buildings. Taken from The American Heritage Dictionary, Third Edition That is Architecture

5 Gilbert was determined to bring a unified artistic vision to the Capitol. Writing about his role, he once said: "We live in an age that has the fad to credit men with 'specialties.'... In art there should be no 'specialists.'... In the old days, the architect, painter and sculptor were frequently one and the same man. There is no reason why they should not be so now."'specialists.' Gilbert was determined to bring a unified artistic vision to the Capitol. Writing about his role, he once said: "We live in an age that has the fad to credit men with 'specialties.'... In art there should be no 'specialists.'... In the old days, the architect, painter and sculptor were frequently one and the same man. There is no reason why they should not be so now."'specialists.'

6 Do you agree? 1. Yes 2. No

7 Cass Gilbert: Standing the Test of Time His Potential

8 1. Illinois 2. New York 3. Minnesota 4. Ohio

9 1. Popular among his classmates 2. An indifferent student 3. Headstrong 4. Worked when he felt like it

10 1. He was taller than all his friends. 2. He was artistic. 3. He was unable to make friends.

11 The Winner The legislature made the first appropriation of funds for our present Capitol in An architectural competition two years later attracted more than 40 entries. Cass Gilbert’s Original Ink Drawing on Linen (4:34-5:53)

12 The Dome Gilbert's design is dominated by its extraordinary dome, which is really three separate domes for structural purposes.

13 The Stone Used  White Georgia marble  Minnesota- quarried granite and sandstone  Local Kasota stone  Pipestone  Red marble  And more! The Stone Controversy

14 1. Yes 2. No

15 1. Civil War 2. Revolutionary War 3. World War I 4. World War II

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17 1. earth, hurricanes, sunlight & water 2. wind, fire, water & tornadoes 3. earth, wind, fire & water

18 The Quadriga has never been removed since placed there in Yes 2. No

19 " Minnesota Video Vault." Minnesota Video Vault | Home. Twin Cities Public Television, 9 Jan Web. 25 June "MNHS.ORG | Minnesota State Capitol." MNHS.ORG | Minnesota Historical Society. Minnesota Historical Society, n.d. Web. 25 June

20  Tell the story of our Capitol and its architect in your own words.  You may use the images in the labeled folder on the Z drive.  Your story should include information about the main rooms in the Capitol, as well as some history.  Listening to the short videos in the series, Inside the Chamber, will provide you with interesting information.  Sites to use for researching the history of the Capitol and of Cass Gilbert will also be in a folder for your use.


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