ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
The Tortoise and the Hare, 1994
Artworks: Sculpture

Artist
Nancy Schon
Collection
Boston Art Commission
Materials
Bronze
Dates
  • Installed, 1994
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Description
Through a reference to one of Aesop's fables, local sculptor Nancy Schon pays tribute to all Boston Marathon participants, who come from a variety of backgrounds and run for many different reasons, including charity fundraising. In contrast to the official marathon memorial installed by the Boston Athletic Association, Schon's oversized characters emphasize the effort, not the outcome, and remind us that "slow and steady wins the race." Courtesy of Boston Art Commission.
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Location
Dartmouth Street & Boylston Street
Boston, MA
United States

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