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Aug 5 "King and Queen" Transported from the Hirshhorn Home

Aug 5 Joseph Hirshhorn's Sculpture Collection Moves to DC

 

Aug 5 Joseph Hirshhorn's Sculpture Collection Moves to DC

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Year: 
1974
Month: 
august
Day: 
5
Date: 
Mon, 1974-08-05

Beginning August 5, Joseph Hirshhorn's sculpture collection is moved from his home in Greenwich, Connecticut, to the new Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden. Many of the pieces were brought to the Garden via helicopter, including Rodin's "Burghers of Calais" and "Balzac," as well as Henry Moore's "Glenkiln Cross," each of which weighs several thousand pounds. The move of the collection was paid for entirely by Hirshhorn.