Artist Lecture: Ursula von Rydingsvard

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On October 28, 2016, the McGovern Institute held a dedication ceremony for SCIENTIA, a monumental bronze sculpture located at the entrance to the McGovern Institute at 550 Main Street in Cambridge, MA. SCIENTIA, by Ursula von Rydingsvard, is a gift from Lore Harp McGovern and represents the 52nd piece of public art on the MIT campus. In this video, von Rydingsvard explains the creative process involved in making SCIENTIA.