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backstory50: Here’s why we moved the Henry Moore

Yeah… we moved it. 

Well, I wasn’t there. But it was moved. And I know people are still upset about it, especially alumni (who were just on campus a few days ago for Alumni Weekend).

But here’s the thing. And I’m just going to say it out loud: uric acid is corrosive to bronze.

Yup, that’s basically why Henry Moore’s Large Two Forms got moved. Do I, personally, like where it’s installed right now at the entrance to campus. No. I’d like to move it so it can be seen “in the round.” Someday, maybe. It’s an awfully expensive endeavor.

You can read more about Henry Moore and Large Two Forms here.

Tracy Fitzpatrick
Director, Neuberger Museum of Art

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