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Columbia students oppose installation of 'hideous' Henry Moore sculpture

Apr 05, 2016 - The Guardian (London)

A historic six-day campus occupation at Columbia University in 1968 saw 700 people arrested and pushed the school to cut ties with institutions supporting the Vietnam war.

More than four decades later, 1,200 Columbia students are fighting a different sort of battle: one against the placement of a "hideous" Henry Moore sculpture that they say looks like "a poorly formed pterodactyl".

Moore's Reclining Figure (1969-70) was donated to the school more than 20 years ago, but late last m...