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Children’s Book Talk: Make Way for Nancy: A Life in Public Art

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Registration begins September 7 at 9 am
Members $5 and Non-members $5

Make Way for Nancy: A Life in Public Art

Nancy Schön

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.

Program fee is for participants ages 5 and up and includes first-floor admission for non-members.

Learn more about public art in Boston with historic and contemporary sources such as the 1911 and 1912 Annual Report of the Art Department published by the Boston Board of Art Commissioners and Richard Heath’s Boston Public Art: A Selection with Bibliography (2005).

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