Stegosaurus - Hartford, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 45.775 W 072° 40.401
18T E 693407 N 4626070
Quick Description: The Stegosaurus sculpture is located at the Alfred E. Burr Mall, on the south side of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 11/29/2011 10:32:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMD778
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:

Stegosaurus is a 50' by 32' by 32', 40 ton, steel sculpture. It was created by Alexander Calder and occupies a mall area designed by Daniel Urban Kiley, landscape architect. The mall and later the sculpture was commissioned by the trustees of the Ella Burr McManus Trust Fund at the bequest of Ella Burr McManus, as a memorial to her father, Alfred E. Burr, the founder of the Hartford Times. The sculpture was copyrighted in 1972 and dedicated on October 10, 1973.

Forty-five curved and ribbed steel plates are bolted together to form an abstract version of a stegosaurus. The figure is painted a bright orange-red and stands on five legs forming a series of arched openings. Four large fin-like ribbed triangular plates jut upward from the arches at varying angles.

A monogram, AC, and the copyright year,72, is written on the west leg of the sculpture. A plate, painted the same color of the sculpture is attached to another leg. The plate is inscribed:

Trustees
of the
Ella Burr
McManus Trust

TITLE: Stegosaurus

ARTIST(S): Alexander Calder, sculptor; Daniel Urban Kiley, landscape architect

DATE: dedicated October 10, 1973

MEDIUM: steel

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS CT000074

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Burr Mall Between Main and Prospect Streets Hartford, CT.


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
No differences noted.


Visit Instructions:
Please give the date of your visit, your impressions of the sculpture, and at least ONE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH. Add any additional information you may have, particularly any personal observations about the condition of the sculpture.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Smithsonian Art Inventory Sculptures
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
There are no logs for this waymark yet.