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New School photograph collectionBuildings and campus (NS040101.SII) ➔ Alicia Penalba's Sculpture in the Courtyard of The New School

Photographic Material

Related person/organization

New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997) (commissioner)


1970 – 1990

Work Type

photographic prints


This photo depicts Alicia Penalba's sculpture, titled Cathedrale, from circa 1960. The sculpture first appeared in a 1961 exhibition by the New School Art Center, Mechanism and Organism, and was later purchased for the Art Collection. The courtyard was created in the late 1950s and it connects 66 West 12th Street (Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall) and 65 West 11th Street (Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts). In the 1960s, '70s and '80s the courtyard housed several sculptures, such as this one. In 1997, it was renamed the Vera List Courtyard. 


New School Fall Folio 178A pg.182;For p.178


box 3, folder 19



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