Cayuga Medical Center Sculptures – Ithaca NY

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The Cayuga Medical Center is home to eight sculptures, completed by six Works Progress Administration (WPA) artists in the late 1930s. The sculptures are between two and three feet tall and depict animals. They were originally installed at the children’s playground at the Herman M. Biggs Memorial Hospital, north of the current Cayuga Medical Center. The sculptures were recently cleaned and restored under conservator Kasia Maroney.



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101 Dates Dr.
Ithaca , NY 14850

Coordinates: 42.469273, -76.53727

2 comments on “Cayuga Medical Center Sculptures – Ithaca NY

  1. I’d like to clarify one misstatement in the news article linked above. The conservator who actually cleaned and restored the sculptures at Cayuga Medical Center was Kasia Maroney. I was merely a facilitator and go-between for CMC and Ms. Maroney; the first paragraph gives me credit I wasn’t due.

    Thank you for highlighting this project however. It was a desire of mine to get this work accomplished from the first time I saw these pieces when I moved to Ithaca in the 1980s; it took a while, but we finally managed it.

    Steve Carver, Ithaca, NY

    • Evan Kalish

      Hello Steve, we’ve updated our project page to reflect the contribution of Ms. Maroney; thanks! Can’t do anything re: our source!

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