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Abraham and Isaac

Abraham and Isaac

In Memory of May 4, 1970, Kent State University

George Segal, Sculptor

"I was amazed at how alive the issues still were at Kent State," [Segal] said. "That's the reason I determined to use this particular image, which refers to something different, to a moral code. The Abraham and Isaac theme expresses the moral underpinnings of everyone's beliefs--the Judaic and Christian traditions." (Newsweek, September 11, 1978, p. 99)

The plaster cast of this sculpture, which was originally commissioned by Cleveland's Mildred Andrews Foundation as a commemoration of the shootings. The finished bronze is now part of Princeton University's modern sculpture garden.

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