The Minneapolis skyway is more than just a reprieve from the bitter winter chill. It is also home to a little known but impressive collection of religious art.

Begun in 1982 by Lutheran pastor Rev. Richard L. Hillstrom, the Thrivent Financial Collection of Religious Art features eight centuries of fine original art reflecting Western Christian religious tradition.

Curator Joanna Lindell, who began working with the collection in 2002, admits the location may seem unorthodox, but says people are nonetheless impressed when they stumble upon the more than 800 pieces on display.

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