‘Attack on New Ulm’ painting to go on display at Hill House 23 Aug 17

A controversial painting that had been displayed inside the Minnesota State Capitol will have a new, temporary home. The Minnesota Historical Society announced Monday that the 1904 painting “Attack on New Ulm” by Anton Gag will be featured September 16th at the James J. Hill House art gallery until January 2018. The painting depicts a scene from the battle of New Ulm during the 1862 US-Dakota War. While some defend the painting, critics say it’s historically inaccurate.