Fair Oaks

Throughout the summer of 2012, artist Matthew Bakkom worked with the museum and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board's Teen Teamworks program to transform the WPA-era park benches in neighboring Washburn Fair Oaks Park into a colorful spectacle. The project, "Fair Oaks" connects the benches in the park with works of art in the MIA's collection.

Visitors to the park can use bench labels to connect to the museum online collection. Find a bench and label, then select below to see the corresponding work of art.