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Today in Smithsonian History: August 4, 1978

Joan Mondale and sculptor Mark di Suvero greet Joseph Hirshhorn outside the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, July 11, 1978. (Photo by Richard Hoffmeister as featured in the Torch, August 1978)

Joan Mondale, wife of Vice President of the United States Walter Mondale,  and sculptor Mark di Suvero greet Joseph Hirshhorn outside the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, July 11, 1978. (Photo by Richard Hoffmeister as featured in the Torch, August 1978)

August 4, 1978 The Hirshhorn Museum announces a gift from the Institute of Scrap Iron and Steel, Inc., for the installation of monumental outdoor sculpture by American sculptor Marco Polo “Mark” Di Suvero.

Are Years What? (for Marianne Moore), 1967, by Mark Di Suvero

Are Years What? (For Marianne Moore), 1967 Painted steel 40 x 40 x 30′ 12.2 x 12.2 x 9.1 m Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund and Gift of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, by exchange, 1999. (Photo by Lee Stalsworth)

Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives


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