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MIA Celebrates 100th Birthday With Massive Sculpture

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is celebrating its 100th birthday by kicking off a $1 million fundraising campaign.

The money will be used to pay for a new outdoor sculpture that, right now, is out in front of the museum.

It's permanent location will be at the corner of 24th Street and Third Avenue South.

Polish-born artist Igor Mitoraj created the huge bronze sculpture Eros, of the Greek god of love, in 1999.

"The bandage, which is something that's associated with the god Eros, has slipped from his eyes, and he has cracks all over his head," Minneapolis Institute of Arts curator Jennifer Komar Olivarez said. "It really speaks to how love is something that we think of as wonderful, but it can also be really tragic or devastating."

More than $300,000 has already been donated for the sculpture. If you'd like to make a donation, click here.


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