Meijer Sculpture Gardens

Title

Meijer Sculpture Gardens

Publisher

Lawrence Technological University

Date Created

June 21, 2017

Alternative Title or Name

The American Horse

Creator

Akamu, Nina

Creator2

Aluzzo, Adrienne (photograph)

Creator Nationality

American

Work Type

Visual Works

Date

1999

Work Location

Michigan (state)
Grand Rapids (inhabited place)

Style/Period

Modern (style or period)

Subject

Horses
public sculpture

Description

View from below looking up at bronze sculpture by Nina Akamu at the Meijer Sculpture Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan. "A monument to creativity, The American Horse was created by famed animaliere or animal sculptor, Nina Akamu. The work was inspired, in part, by a work created by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci for the Duke of Milan in the late 15th century. The project was championed by Frederik Meijer in the late 1990's, resulting in two casts of the 24-foot monument—one for Meijer Gardens and one for the city of Milan, Italy. In addition, to inspiration from Leonardo, Akamu was also inspired by the history of equine imagery and the study of horses"--Meijer Sculpture Gardens website.

Material/Medium

bronze (metal)

Measurements

288 x 91 x 339 inches

Reproduction Type

jpeg

ID Number

MSG-206

Files

MSG-206.JPG
Date Added
June 5, 2017
Collection
LTU Digital Images
Item Type
VRA Core
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Citation
“Meijer Sculpture Gardens,” LTU Digital Images, accessed August 21, 2017, http://ltuimagecollection.omeka.net/items/show/17224.