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June 24, 2007 to August 12, 2007 |

Norm Magnusson: On This Site Stood

Norm Magnusson: On This Site Stood is a Main Street Sculpture Project that plays off the familiar state historical marker. Magnusson created a series of cast aluminum sculptures that cleverly focus attention on contemporary social and political issues. The artist made three new markers especially for this installation, one of them directly inspired by the Museum's historical building.

Magnusson's mock historical markers, which confront a range of social and political issues, were installed in Ridgefield, Connecticut for the exhibition On This Site Stood. The markers were placed along Main Street and in The Aldrich's Cornish Family Sculpture Garden, including new creations inspired by historic Ridgefield and specifically designed for this installation. Magnusson is known for creating pieces that offer symbolic commentary using diverse mediums acrylic, wood, canvas, graphite, and self-help books. Previous works include the series America's Seven Deadly Sins and Animal Allegories.