"King and Queen" Arriving on the Mall

ID: SIA2011-2398

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Object

Date: August 5, 1974

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 2, Folder: September 1974

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Summary

Arriving on the Mall from the Hirshhorn home in Greenwich, Connecticut, Henry Moore's "King and Queen" is gently lowered into place on its pedestal in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Onlookers applauded the crane operator's skill. "King and Queen" was delivered to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on August 5, 1974. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden opened on October 4, 1974.

Subject

  • Moore, Henry 1898-
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

For additional images of the transport and installation of "King and Queen," see SIA2011-2397 and SIA2011-2399. Featured in the "Torch," September 1974. This image was scanned from the "Torch" print edition.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 2, Folder: September 1974

Contact information

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

Date

August 5, 1974

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Cranes
  • Art
  • Sculpture

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Object
  • Document

ID Number

SIA2011-2398

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 3.25w x 4.75h ; Type of Image: Object ; Medium: Document

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