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St. Paul Cultural Garden

Client: The Saint Paul Foundation

Location: St. Paul, MN, United States

Completion date: 1993

Artwork budget: $500,000

Project Team


Cliff Garten

Cliff Garten Studio


The Saint Paul Foundation

The Saint Paul Foundation


In an investigation of the cultural landscape surrounding the Mississippi corridor in St. Paul, MN,
Cliff Garten conceived of and led this two year project collaborating with five poets and other
visual artists.


Through a combination of text and sculpture, a garden was designed to investigate
issues of racism in American public life. Perched over the Mississippi river, the garden navigates
the diverse history of the city through a series of artistic gestures to the urban and historical