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Objects of Art: Jerome Kirk Sculpture

Location: Lobby, Building 38A
Artist: Jerome Kirk

Jerome Kirk Sculpture
Jerome Kirk Sculpture

Designed by West coast sculptor Jerome Kirk, this aluminum kinetic piece was commissioned and presented to the Library by former Director Dr. Martin M. Cummings and former Special Assistant for International Programs, Dr. Mary E. Corning on the occasion of the Bicentennial of U.S. Medicine (1976).

The sculpture's curved elements are finely balanced to move in varying, pendular ways with changing air currents, creating "infinite patterns." The choice of a dynamic design reflects the moving spirit of medicine, and more particularly that of biomedical communications.

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Last Reviewed: May 31, 2019