The Tortoise and the Hare (sculpture)

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The Tortoise and the Hare
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The sculpture in 2019
Artist Nancy Schön
Year1994 (1994)
Medium Bronze sculpture
Subject The Tortoise and the Hare
Location Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

The Tortoise and the Hare is a 1994 bronze sculpture by Nancy Schön, installed in Boston's Copley Square, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. The work references one of Aesop's Fables, The Tortoise and the Hare, and commemorates Boston Marathon participants. [1]

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  1. "The Tortoise and the Hare, 1994". cultureNOW. Retrieved November 15, 2019.