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Rear/side view of "Night" from "Night and Day Fountain" inside Henry J. McMorran Auditorium

Rearside view of Night from Night and Day Fountain inside Henry J. McMorran Auditorium.jpg

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Title

Rear/side view of "Night" from "Night and Day Fountain" inside Henry J. McMorran Auditorium

Subject

Animal sculpture--20th century.
Bronze sculpture, American--20th century.
Figure sculpture, American--20th century.
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998
Outdoor sculpture--United States.
Public sculpture, American

Description

The Henry J. McMorran Auditorium in Port Huron, Michigan commissioned the Night and Day Fountain as well as a gold anodized aluminum Sculptured Clock for the building. Completed two years before the fountain’s installation, Fredericks conceived the sculptures and clock as a unified design concept.

In keeping with a long tradition in western art, the sculptor personified time with figures representing night and day. Night possesses long, smooth, graceful curves. Night floats upon a swan in flight, holding a small bird in her hand.

In comparison to Night, Day is more angular with more pronounced muscles and veins in his arms and hands. Day rests upon an otter which is hunting in a school of Northern pike.

Creator

Hartwick, Maurice C.

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series V, Box 16 Folder 12

Date

n.d.

Rights

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Relation

V-16-12

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

1449

Coverage

Port Huron (Mich.)

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Original Format

Black and white print

Physical Dimensions

8" x 10"

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