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May 11 S. Dillon Ripley Honored with Sculpture

May 11 S. Dillon Ripley International Center Honors Eighth SI Secretary

 

May 11 S. Dillon Ripley International Center Honors Eighth SI Secretary

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Year: 
1990
Month: 
may
Day: 
11
Date: 
Fri, 1990-05-11

A sculpted bust of Secretary Emeritus S. Dillon Ripley was unveiled on May 11, 1990, in the S. Dillon Ripley International Center. The Walker Hancock sculpture honors Ripley for his twenty-year tenure as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and for initiating the 'Quadrangle Project,' which included the S. Dillon Ripley International Center, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, National Museum of African Art and Enid A. Haupt Garden.