Mar 24, 2008, 9:00 AM
Spring Break : March 24-28
This week is spring break at UIC.
Instruction resumes on Monday, March 31st.
Pictured is a site specific work by Professor Tony Tasset. Installed in 2006, “Magnolias for Pittsburgh" consists of two sculptures of a flowering magnolia tree. Measuring 22' high by 24' wide, cast in bronze from one hand-sculpted replica and realistically hand-painted in urethane enamel, each tree contains approximately 800 flowers.
The bronze trees are located in a setting with five real magnolia trees at Seventh Street and Penn Avenue Parklet in Pittsburgh where—for a few days each spring—they look exactly like their real counterparts.
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