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    Bill of Rights Walkway, (sculpture).
    Artist: 
    Rosenberg, Lilli Ann Killen, 1924- , sculptor.
    Rosenberg, Marvin, sculptor.
    Jordan, Robert, sculptor.
    Thomas, Ted, sculptor.
    Title: 
    Bill of Rights Walkway, (sculpture).
    Dates: 
    1990. Copyrighted July 1990. Dedicated July 3, 1990.
    Digital Reference: 
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    Medium: 
    Brass, concrete, and brick.
    Dimensions: 
    Overall: 230 sq. ft.
    Inscription: 
    Marvin & Lilli Ann Rosenberg (copyright symbol) July 1990 / Masonry: Ted Thomas July 1990 / This project was co-sponsored by the Boston Bar Association and the law firms listed below in celebration of the Bicentennial of the Constitution of the U.S. Contributors: Benefactors: Palmer & Dodge . Patrons: Bingham, Dana & Gould, Ropes & Gray; Choate, Hall & Stewart; Capslan & Bok; Golston & Storrs; Hutchins & Wheeler; Morrison, Mahoney & Miller; Nathan, McClennon & Fish; Sherburne, Powers & Needlam . Sponsors: Paul Finnegan, Hale & Dorr; Hill & Barlow; Peabody & Brown. Designed & Fabricated by Marvin & Lilli Ann Killen Rosenberg Brasswork: Robert Jordon signed Founder's mark appears.
    Description: 
    A rectangular walkway in Pemberton Square near the Old Court House contains a mosaic of ten Roman numerals, one for each of the ten constitutional amendments in the Bill of Rights. Each Roman numeral is outlined in a thin strip of brass and is embedded with small brass letters expressing the text of the corresponding amendment to the Constitution. The brass letters are embedded in concrete colored with various earth tones. Surrounding the mosaic walkway is a brick border.
    Subject: 
    Object -- Written Matter -- Constitution
    Object -- Numeral
    Object Type: 
    Outdoor Sculpture -- Massachusetts -- Boston
    Mosaic
    Sculpture
    Owner: 
    Administered by Boston Bar Association, 16 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02108
    Located Pemberton Square, Boston, Massachusetts
    Remarks: 
    The walkway was installed by the Boston Bar Foundation in conjunction with the national celebration of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. The estimated cost of the work was 65,000, part of which was funded by the Edward Ingersoll Browne Trust Fund. IAS files contain a copy of the proposal to the Edward Ingersoll Browne Trust Fund, the dedication program, and 1992 correspondence between the artists and the Boston Art Commission concerning the condition of the work.
    The inscription on a nearby plaque reads: Bill of Rights Walkway . July 1990/This project funded in part by a generous grant from the Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund "for the/adornment & benefit of Boston." Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund Commission: Mayor Raymond L. Flynn, Chairman/Christopher A. Iannella, Vice Chairman, Lee F. Jackson Collector - treasurer; Joseph I Mulligan, fund counsel.
    References: 
    Save Outdoor Sculpture, Massachusetts survey, 1998.
    Illustration: 
    Image on file.
    Note: 
    The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
    Repository: 
    Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum, P.O. Box 37012, MRC 970, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
    Control Number: 
    IAS MA000199
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