City Hall Rotunda is host to Obama mosaic tile exhibit

A traveling exhibit featuring a mosaic of President-Elect Barack Obama will be on display in the City Hall Rotunda from Jan. 14 through Feb. 29. The exhibit was coordinated by Minneapolis artist Angela Carlson Talle who pulled together the mosaic using tiles created by volunteers from all 50 states.

Mosaic Exhibit featuring tiled image
of President-Elect Barack Obama

6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Jan. 14 to Feb. 27, 2009

Minneapolis City Hall Rotunda

350 S. 5th St. th Street entrance)

Exhibit is free and open to the public.

The central image of the president-elect is surrounded by the 50 tiles that were mailed to volunteers in each state. The mosaic was created and first exhibited in the Manifest Hope gallery in Denver during the Democratic National Convention. The mosaic is presented through the Municipal Building Commission and the City Hall and Courthouse rotating exhibit program, which seeks to educate, inform and promote city and county programs, history and art to city and county staff and the general public.

The Municipal Building Commission is the steward of the City Hall and Courthouse building. The building is an architectural treasure listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more information on the exhibit and the Municipal Building Commission, visit municipalbuildingcommission.org.

Published Jan. 15, 2009