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Stegosaurus

Artist
Alexander Calder
Collection
Greater Hartford Arts Council
Collection
Ella Burr McManus
Dates
  • Installed, 1973
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Description
A bright orange-red stabile. It consists of 45 thin steel plates, curvilinear and ribbed, bolted together forming the semi-abstract figure of a Stegosaurus dinosaur from the Jurassic Period. The sculpture has five legs resting on the plaza, creating a set of arched openings. Thrusting upward from the body of the sculpture, at various angles, are several pointed, fin-like components.The sculpture was commissioned by the trustees of the Ella Burr McManus Trust Fund, at the bequest of Ella Burr McM...
Courtesy of Greater Hartford Arts Council
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Location
500 Main St.
Hartford, CT 06103
United States

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