SUNY Buffalo State Oral Histories, 1975-1995
 
Butler Ice Fountain Dedication

Title

Butler Ice Fountain Dedication

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Recording Date

10-27-1983

Description

The Butler Ice Sculpture was dedicated on October 27, 1983. It was designed by Carl Nesjar, a Norwegian painter, sculptor and graphic artist best known for his collaborations with Pablo Picasso. He was born in 1920 in Norway. He passed away May 23, 2015. The Ice Fountain was a gift from the Butler Foundation and Kate Butler Wallis. The abstract sculpture was 20 feet at its highest point, 40 feet in length, and approximately 15 feet wide. It lifted nine steel arms above a shallow reflecting pool, but was eventually removed due to ongoing necessary and costly repairs.

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SUNY Buffalo State Oral History Project, 1975-1995

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26:23

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Archives & Special Collections Department, E. H. Butler Library

Document Type

Oral History

Butler Ice Fountain Dedication

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