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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Toronto Ceramic Panel

Page address: http://lib.mnsu.edu/about/kozloff/toronto.html

For more information about Joyce Kozloff's artwork at the Minnesota State University, Mankato library, you can also read Around the World on the 44th Parallel in the January 1996 issue of Library Resources Newsletter.


Toronto panel Photos D. W. Allan)
Toronto Ceramic Panel
(Left Half)
Toronto Ceramic Panel
(Right Half)

The only large city of the group Toronto, Canada, features maritime and heraldic imagery. The red, white, and blue city grid reveals its British heritage.

In three sets of four panels each, Joyce Kozloff depicts cities located near the 44th parallel around the globe. Each four by seventeen-foot panel is composed of foot-square ceramic tiles applied to the wall surface with an adhesive. The project was commissioned through the Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places, sponsored by the Minnesota State Arts Board. The work was created at the Tile Guild in Los Angeles and installed in Minnesota State University, Mankato's Memorial Library in June 1995.