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The Minnesota Historical Society preserves and makes available a wide range of materials chronicling Minnesota's history and culture. The goals of the Collections Department are to collect and preserve; provide access and interpretation; and engage in education and outreach. This blog is a tool to share these stories and let people know what is happening in the department.

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By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | December 21, 2020

Happy Solstice!
We all deserve some color and light on this, the longest night of the year. This abstract painting is titled "Blue of the Night." It was painted by William Saltzman in 1949.