Perhaps best known for her beloved "Make Way for Ducklings" sculpture in the Boston Public Garden, artist Nancy Schön’s new book tells the story of some of her major projects, including how the iconic ducks traveled to Moscow, championed by Barbara Bush and Raisa Gorbachev, to mark the occasion of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START). Her talk will encourage all forms of creative expression and demonstrate that drive and determination, when coupled with talent, enable an artist to overcome any obstacle.
Nancy Schön created the iconic "Make Way for Ducklings" sculpture located in the Boston Public Garden (as well as the one in Moscow). She has created over a dozen prominent public sculptures in her career. In addition to her work with public sculpture, Schön has created a diverse body of smaller sculptures. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts.
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Registration begins September 7 at 9 am.
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The Athenæum's five galleried floors overlook the peaceful Granary Burying Ground, and, as Gamaliel Bradford wrote in 1931, "it is safe to say that [no library] anywhere has more an atmosphere of its own, that none is more conducive to intellectual aspiration and spiritual peace." The building was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1966.