Aug
05

Today in Smithsonian History: August 5, 1974

At the Hirshhorn home in Greenwich, Connecticut, a helicopter lifts Henry Moore's "King and Queen." In the foreground is "Man Pushing the Door" by Jean Ipousteguy. "King and Queen" was delivered to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on August 5, 1974.

At the Hirshhorn home in Greenwich, Connecticut, a helicopter lifts Henry Moore’s “King and Queen.” In the foreground is “Man Pushing the Door” by Jean Ipousteguy. “King and Queen” was delivered to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on August 5, 1974. (Photographer unknown)

August 5, 1974 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 are 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.

Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives


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