Boston Art Commission

« back

Click on thumbnails to view additional images of this piece:
  • 14-BAC 1X1-Tortoise and Hare
  • 13. The Tortoise and the Hare - 3
  • 13. The Tortoise and the Hare- 1

Tortoise and the Hare

Artist:

Nancy Schön

Location:

Copley Sq., near Boylston St.  

Location

Copley Sq., near Boylston St.
United States
42° 20' 59.9352" N, 71° 4' 34.0212" W

Neighborhood:

Back Bay

Type:

Sculpture

Year:

1994

Medium:

Bronze

Collection:

Funders:

Friends of Copley Square

Description:

Through a reference to one of Aesop’s fables, local sculptor Nancy Schön pays tribute to all Boston Marathon participants, who come from a variety of backgrounds and run for many different reasons, including charity fundraising. In contrast to the official marathon memorial installed by the Boston Athletic Association, Schön’s oversized characters emphasize the effort, not the outcome, and remind us that “slow and steady wins the race.”

Audio Description: