The Nymph and the Faun

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GIACOMO MANZU (1908–1991)
The Nymph and the Faun, 1968, Cast bronzeGift of the McGregor Fund

Giacomo Manzu was selected by Minoru Yamasaki, the architect for the

McGregor Memorial Conference Center, to provide a work for this Japanese- inspired sculpture court. Manzu’s figure of the curious faun spying on a languorous nymph is both provocative and disarming. Manzu is an important Italian sculptor of the 20th century and created the Portal of Death door at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.