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  • Alma Mater sculpture's presence felt more than her absence

    Alma Mater and Learning pose from the neck down at a Chicago-area conservatory -- their heads removed to be laser cleaned and to replace fasteners. The sculpture, which was removed from its pedestal last year to fix extensive water damage, originally was cast in bronze in 30 pieces. The sculpture is expected to be back in place by commencement 2014

    Keeping their heads
    Alma Mater and Learning pose from the neck down at a Chicago-area conservatory -- their heads removed to be laser cleaned and to replace fasteners. The sculpture, which was removed from its pedestal last year to fix extensive water damage, originally was cast in bronze in 30 pieces. The sculpture is expected to be back in place by commencement 2014.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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