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Two Lines Oblique Down, Variation III - Amherst, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 42° 22.261 W 072° 31.019
18T E 704444 N 4693957
Quick Description: This moving sculpture is in front of Amherst College's art museum.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 1/13/2017 7:03:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMTWCJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 3

Long Description:
In Amherst, within the Amherst College campus, is this moving sculpture in front of the college's Mead Art Museum.

Amherst College is located in the center of town, southeast of the town common. The Mead Art Museum is on campus. There is a road from Route 9 that runs east of the quad area. Parking is along the road.

The sculpture is on the west side of the art building and near a tall stone steeple. The sculpture is on a concrete base with a plaque on it. The words are as follows:

"George Ricke (1907-2002)

Two Lines Oblique Down,
Variation III
Stainless steel, 1969-1973

Gift of Bertram H. Bloch (Class of 1933) and the Burlington Industries Foundation

From the post a single tower rises. At the top are two beams that, at the ends are two more beams that move.


Mead Art Museum
(visit link)
Title of Piece: Two Lines Oblique Down, Variation III

Artist: George Rickey

Material/Media: Stainless Steel on a Concrete Base

Date of Creation or Placement: 1/1/1973

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Amherst College Campus, by Mead Art Museum

Web link(s) for additional information: [Web Link]

Web link(s) to YouTube or other video: Not listed

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