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Photo: UMMA hoists 'Orion'

With the help of two cranes, a cherry picker and several assistants, "Orion," by celebrated American sculptor Mark di Suvero, is installed on the west lawn of the U-M Museum of Art. On long-term loan to the museum from the artist's studio and the Hill Gallery in Birmingham, Mich., the 53-foot painted steel sculpture most recently was on view as part of an exhibition of the artist's work at Millennium Park in Chicago. A second piece by Mark di Suvero will be sited closer to the museum's new Frankel Wing later this year. The di Suvero work will be joined by several additional outdoor pieces on the grounds adjacent to the museum in advance of the unveiling of UMMA's expansion and restoration in spring 2009. (Photo by Stephanie Rieke, UMMA)

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