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Artist:

Henry Moore

Title:

Man Enters the Cosmos

Year:
1980
Adress:
Adler Planetarium
Website:
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Sir Henry Moore’s sundial is both functional and visually appropriate to its location in front of the Adler Planetarium. A thin rod of bronze, supported by two intersecting bronze semicircles, marks the time of day by casting a shadow on the ground.
The semicircular elements, joined at right angles and bisected by the rod, evoke the form of a hemisphere tilted on its axis. The sculpture’s golden patina and the subtitle, Man Enters the Cosmos, refer to the great expansion of human knowledge of the universe that occurred during the “golden years of astronomy,” 1930 – 80.