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Adopt an Artwork


ArtistTony Smith (American, 1912–1980)

Date1968; fabricated in 1998

DimensionsH: 11 ft. 6 in. (350.5 cm); W: 15 ft. (457.2 cm); Depth: 7 ft. 4 in. (223.5 cm)

MediumPainted steel


Credit Line1999.10; Gift of Marshall Field’s, by exchange

Cost to Adopt

As the Museum continues to expand its collection of outdoor sculpture, Moses has been relocated to the west end of the Welles Sculpture Garden in preparation for the installation of a newly acquired sculpture. Preparation and treatment involved preparing the new location site with a concrete support pad and then moving the sculpture. The second step will be to paint the sculpture to recreate the original rich, black surface appearance, since the existing paint has faded and deteriorated over time.