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Feeling Better at MSP

By Todd R. Berger

Monika Bravo’s “MSP Liminal” glass installation

Airport Foundation MSP / Vondeline

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is the No. 1-ranked mega airport in the country in 2022, according to research firm J.D. Power. Travelers entering and leaving the new restrooms at the end of Concourse G in Terminal 1 will see one reason for its ranking when peering through the “poetic glass installation,” “MSP Liminal,” by Miami-based artist Monika Bravo.

Ben Owen, director of Arts@MSP, a program of the nonprofit Airport Foundation MSP and the Metropolitan Airports Commission, explains why the installation is outside the restrooms. “What are the necessities as you come off your flight? Restrooms are one of them, coffee is another. … I really think that the most important aspect of having artwork in the airport is it signals to our guests [and] it signals to the users of the facility … that the owners and operators of this facility care about your experience as you are walking through. … [Art] makes guests feel better about using the facility.”

In 2022, the Arts@MSP program featured 609 works of original fine art.