Ice dragon amazes at art institute in Minnesota

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MINNESOTA — (KARE) — A new frozen creature rising near Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, Minnesota is turning heads.

A giant dragon ice sculpture is the latest part of the 100th birthday celebration of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

“We wanted to celebrate creativity outside of our walls. We knew this would be big and stop people in their tracks, and we are so pleasantly surprised when people come up and see the detail,” said Kristin Prestegaard, the MIA Chief Engagement Officer.

The ice dragon is inspired by similar sculptures in the MIA Asian art collection and is being sculpted from 60 tons of ice, weighing 250 to 300 pounds a piece.

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