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Maker(s):Townsend, John F.
Culture:American (1929-2019)
Title:Minuteman
Date Made:2002
Type:Sculpture
Materials:Bronze
Place Made:United States: Rhode Island: Johnston
Measurements:overall: 114 1/2 in x 36 1/2 in x 33 in; 290.83 cm x 92.71 cm x 83.82 cm
Accession Number:  UM 2002.4
Credit Line:Commissioned by the University of Massachusetts Alumni Class of 1950
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Description:
Monumental scale sculpture of a Massachusetts Minuteman depicting a standing male in Colonia-era clothing and tricorn hat with a gun over his right shoulder. Pubic art and mascot of the University of Massachusetts.

Tags:
revolutions; firearms; colonialism; figures; historical figures; independence; local history; loyalty; military; pose; public spaces; soldiers; statues; symbolism

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