U of I’s Alma Mater statue getting facelift
URBANA (AP) – The Alma Mater sculpture that’s greeted students at the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus for more than 80 years is going on break.
The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports that the iconic sculpture by Lorado Taft will be taken down next week, disassembled and shipped to a conservation studio in suburban Chicago for $100,000 worth of renovations.
The 13-foot sculpture features a female figure with her arms outstretched. She’s standing in front of a chair and is flanked by two others.
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