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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
"Eros" 1 Million Dollar Sculpture
The hollow bronze head is 12 feet long, 7 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds.
Made in 1999 at the artist’s studio in the northern Italian city of Pietrasanta, the sculpture is a poetic evocation of the beauty, suffering and fragility of human life.
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is asking the public to help pay for this $1 million sculpture by Polish-born Igor Mitoraj in celebration of the museum’s 100th birthday this year.
It has already raised more than $300,000 and is hoping to raise the rest in contributions of any size — including pennies from kids. There will be donation boxes in the museum, a dedicated website, cellphone links and special events during a gala weekend June 26-28. Go here to learn about this project. (Credit: Minneapolis Institute of Arts)