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Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Gay Liberation Sculpture

 
 
Gay Liberation Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 4, 2010
1. Gay Liberation Marker
Inscription.  In 1984, the George Segal sculpture, Gay Liberation, was placed on this site through the efforts of the gay and lesbian community and the New Harvest Foundation.

In 1991, the sculpture was moved to its original intended home in New York City's Christopher Park. It is missed.

This installation commemorates the sculpture and honors the ongoing liberation of lesbians and gay men.
 
Erected 1993 by New Harvest Foundation, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCivil RightsGovernment & PoliticsNotable Events.
 
Location. 43° 4.911′ N, 89° 21.764′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Spaight Street and South Few Street, on the right when traveling east on Spaight Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison WI 53703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. B. B. Clarke House (a few steps from this marker); Orton Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Gay Liberation Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 4, 2010
2. Gay Liberation Marker
The marker is in the bushes to the left of the bench where the sculpture was located.
Curtis-Kittleson House (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Orton Park (about 600 feet away); Lougee House (about 700 feet away); Toward Revolution / 1970's Vision (about 700 feet away); Sixth Ward Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mills Brothers Commercial Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Also see . . .  Christopher Park. The current home of the sculpture in New York City. (Submitted on July 6, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Additional keywords. LGBT LGBTQ
 
Gay Liberation Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 4, 2010
3. Gay Liberation Marker
Wide view of the marker looking toward Orton Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,006 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on July 12, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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