Art got moved around during the State Capitol reconstruction, but state senators want to see the happy faces of Harold Stassen and Wendell Anderson on the walls again.
Some high-ranking state lawmakers are balking at a decision to potentially display only some of the portraits of former governors. A Minnesota Historical Society governing board decided last fall to rotate the portraits over time. An agency spokeswoman said Friday that a final plan hasn’t been worked out.
Governors portraits have been displayed in the public hallways of the Capitol since 1944 and now number 38. Before being removed for an extensive building restoration project, the paintings were hung in sequential order on the first and ground floors.