Baroque Fountain by Pietro Tacca

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This bronze fountain, designed and cast by Pietro Tacca in 1620, sits outside the fireplace lounge on the first floor of Coffman Memorial Union at the University of Minnesota. It was part of a trio of fountains cast between 1620 and 1630 in Florence, Italy. The other two remain in Florence. This fountain was donated to the University by business owner and philanthropist James Ford Bell in 1961.

For more information about public art at University of Minnesota, visit the Public Art on Campus page from the Weisman Art Museum.

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