Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Indianapolis: Sculpture moved by helicopter

The Indy Transponder was downtown Sunday and managed to capture these photos as the Indianapolis Museum of Art had some art moved. This kind of thing doesn't happen everyday, so we thought we'd share.

Local News Coverage:

Monumental move for oversized art
from WISH TV by Gene Rodriguez
It was a monumental move for one oversized work of art Sunday and 24-Hour News 8 was there to watch the aerial transport from the IMA to IUPUI.
Read more at www.WISHTV.com > >

Giant sculpture airlifted over Indiana - UPI
INDIANAPOLIS, March 23 (UPI) -- Officials with the Indianapolis Museum of Art said a massive sculpture on loan to a nearby school had to be lifted by air to its destination.
Richard McCoy, objects conservator for the museum, said Sasson Soffer's 1973 sculpture "East Gate/West Gate," which measures 40 feet high and 30 feet long, was too massive to move by truck to the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus Sunday so a helicopter was called in to hoist the art into the sky, the Indianapolis Star reported Monday. ...

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