9 Sights in Santa Clara County, United States (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Santa Clara County, United States. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 9 sights are available in Santa Clara County, United States.

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1. Gay Liberation

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The Gay Liberation Monument is a monument featuring the sculpture Gay Liberation by American artist George Segal, located in Christopher Park along Christopher Street in the West Village section of Manhattan, New York. The monument was completed in 1980 and was notably the first piece of public art dedicated to gay rights and displaying solidarity for LGBT individuals, while simultaneously commemorating the ongoing struggles of the community. Located at the northern end of the park, the art installation commemorates the Stonewall riots; the monument was dedicated on June 23, 1992, and is part of the Stonewall National Monument. The sculpture itself features two pairs of life-like, life-size individuals made of bronze and painted white; the monument depicts a standing couple and a seated couple.

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2. Adam

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Adam is an 1880-1881 statue of Adam by Auguste Rodin, first exhibited at the Paris Salon that year entitled The Creation of Man. That year he was also commissioned by France's Ministry of Fine Arts to produce two colossal figures of Adam and Eve, which he suggested using to flank his The Gates of Hell project, then ongoing. For the figure of Adam he reused The Creation of Man, whilst Eve was created separately. The work was first cast in 1910 and bronze casts of it are now in the Art Institute of Chicago, the Musee Rodin and the Metropolitan Museum of Art among others.

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3. The Gates of Hell

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The Gates of Hell is a monumental bronze sculptural group work by French artist Auguste Rodin that depicts a scene from the Inferno, the first section of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. It stands at 6 metres high, 4 metres wide and 1 metre deep (19.7×13.1×3.3 ft) and contains 180 figures. The figures range from 15 centimetres (6 in) high up to more than one metre (3 ft). Several of the figures were also cast as independent free-standing statues.

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4. Martyr

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Martyr Museo Soumaya / Public domain

The Martyr or The Little Martyr is a c.1885 plaster sculpture of a naked dead or sleeping female figure by Auguste Rodin, now in the Musee Rodin. It is a study for a figure in the top left of Rodin's major work The Gates of Hell, though he later removed the corresponding figure from Gates. It was originally exhibited at the Exposition Universelle, representing the Bronze Age, and is now in the Musée Rodin in Paris.

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5. The Three Shades

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The Three Shades Unknown authorUnknown author / Public domain

The Three Shades is a sculptural group produced in plaster by Auguste Rodin in 1886 for his The Gates of Hell. He made several individual studies for the Shades before finally deciding to put them together as three identical figures gathered around a central point. The heads hang low so that the neck and shoulders form an almost-horizontal plane. They were to be placed above the gates looking down on the viewer.

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6. Memorial Church

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Stanford Memorial Church is located on the Main Quad at the center of the Stanford University campus in Stanford, California, United States. It was built during the American Renaissance by Jane Stanford as a memorial to her husband Leland. Designed by architect Charles A. Coolidge, a student of Henry Hobson Richardson, the church has been called "the University's architectural crown jewel".

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7. Meditation

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Meditation or The Interior Voice is an 1886 sculpture by Auguste Rodin, showing a young woman resting her head on her right shoulder. The figure was also used on the right end of the tympanum of Rodin's The Gates of Hell, with a right hand added, extended in horror at the fate that awaits her in Hell.

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8. Angel of Grief

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Angel of Grief or the Weeping Angel is an 1894 sculpture by William Wetmore Story for the grave of his wife Emelyn Story at the Protestant Cemetery in Rome. Its full title bestowed by the creator was The Angel of Grief Weeping Over the Dismantled Altar of Life.

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9. Seated Woman (Cybele)

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Cybele is a sculpture by French artist Auguste Rodin. It is one of the first of Rodin's partial figures known as "fragments" to be displayed as sculpture in its own right, rather than an incomplete study.

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