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Joan Mondale Greeting Joseph Hirshhorn, by Hofmeister, Richard K, 1978, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 78-9459-18 or SIA78-9459-18.

August 4, 1978

The Hirshhorn Museum announces major commission by the Institute of Scrap Iron and Steel, Inc., for the creation of a monumental outdoor sculpture by American artist Mark Di Suvero, with installation on the plaza and dedication ceremonies planned for summer, 1978.More

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