After an extended fight, acclaimed sculptural installation will leave National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, DC

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After an extended fight, acclaimed sculptural installation will leave National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, DC

After an extended fight, acclaimed sculptural installation will leave National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, DC
Mar 04, 2021
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In a defeat tinged by cautious hope, after a long fight, an accord has been reached to remove Elyn Zimmerman’s 1984 sculptural installation  Marabar from the headquarters of the National Geographic Society (NGS) in Washington, DC, but to keep it intact and move it to a new location.

The nonprofit Cultural Landscape Foundation in Washington, which had enlisted art world figures to fight the demolition of the site-specific work, says the work will be reinstalled at the new site at the NGS’s expense.