Rickey Sculpture Installed, Damaged

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Summary

A Buildings Management Division team installs George Rickey's sculpture on the terrace of the Museum of Natural History. Several days later, high Washington winds bend one of the three blades to a ninety degree angle. Rickey is called in to repair the sculpture.

Subject

  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Torch article includes photograph of bent blade.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 1, "The Torch," June 1967, p. 2.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

May, 1967

Topic

  • Art
  • Sculpture
  • Exhibitions
  • Art objects

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