Columbia - Washington, DC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 38° 53.315 W 077° 01.471
18S E 324411 N 4306360
Quick Description: A statue of Columbia at the entrance to the Art and Industry building.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 6/25/2020 6:25:56 PM
Waymark Code: WM12PB1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 1

Long Description:
Taken from Wikipedia, "The Arts and Industries Building is the second oldest of the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Initially named the National Museum, it was built to provide the Smithsonian with its first proper facility for public display of its growing collections.[3] The building, designed by architects Adolf Cluss and Paul Schulze, opened in 1881, hosting an inaugural ball for President James A. Garfield. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1971. After being closed for renovation, the building opened in the spring of 2016 for events and exhibitions. Since August of 2016, the Director of the Art and Industries Building has been Rachel Goslins."

"This allegorical Neoclassical sculpture depicts Columbia with arms outstretched over the two seated figures, Science and Industry. Columbia wears a sword and a cloak with a star-encrusted border. Science, on the left, concentrates on reading a large book in her lap while an owl, symbolizing Knowledge, gazes up from her feet. On the right, Industry clasps a surveying tool while other instruments, including an anvil, are grouped around her."
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Columbia

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Buberl, Caspar, 1834-1899, sculptor

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1879-1881

Materials used: Zinc, painted white

Location: Smithsonian Institution, Arts & Industries, 900 Jefferson Drive, Washington, District of Columbia 20560

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