Updated: 05/05/2014 6:09 PM
Created: 05/05/2014 3:56 PM KSTP.com
By: Jessica Miles
A big honor was held for former second lady, and Macalester College graduate Joan Mondale.
Mondale died three months ago at the age of 83. She was a huge supporter of the arts, and earned the nickname Joan of Art.
She often came back to donate her time and artwork to her alma mater. Monday, the school recognized her.
Joan's widow, former Vice President Walter Mondale, saying she was touched by the love and magic of artistry, and it all started at Macalester.
"I know Joan would love it, and if she were here, she'd probably be missing from this meeting up making some pots," said Mondale.
The newly expanded art building will now be called the Joan Adams Mondale Hall of Studio Art.