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Closer to completion, the new, amorphous addition at the American Museum of Natural History lines up with the institution’s goals — and Manhattanhenge.
The vernal equinox marks the start of spring and warmer, longer days to come.
The statue has been installed in from the Museum since 1940, and has been the site of protests for decades.
For years, The Equestrian Statue — which features African and Native American figures appearing "to hold subservient positions" to Roosevelt — has been been the site of protests.
"You see the Okavango Blue, it has a story to tell, it has people learning and understanding how you arrived at that type of diamond.”
Nearly a year after the museum said the statue would be removed, the controversial statue has remained.
The Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals in the American Museum Of Natural History will reopen on June 12th after a four-year closure. But that carpeted '70s vibe is gone.
That place has everything. Most crucially, the COVID vaccine.
Crowds are as sparse as they’ve likely ever been in the 151-year history of the museum.
The statue depicts the former president on a horse, with an Indigenous man and an African-American man walking beside him.
“These actions are gut-wrenching, but we are compelled to make them to protect the museum and its mission of research, science education, caring for our collections, and providing access for visitors."
It was moved to the Northwest Coast Hall, which is currently undergoing a major renovation and will reopen in 2021, during the celebration of the Museum’s 150th anniversary.
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