Glassboro, New Jersey: Knowledge is Power

Bronze book is held open by two bronze people; from the book's open pages emerge intellectual figures such as Darwin, Einstein, Turing, Gandhi. Titled "Knowledge is Power." Though no deep thinker depicted attended Rowan U. (nee Glassboro State), the "Prof's" sports teams mascot has always been an all-knowing owl....

Rowan University

Address:
401 N. Campus Drive, Glassboro, NJ
Directions:
On the campus of Rowan University, on the outside wall of James Hall, which is the only building on the north side of N. Campus Drive. Enter either from Bowe Blvd to the west or Carpenter St. to the east.
Admission:
Free
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Knowledge is Power

"Knowledge is Power," a $1 million bronze sculpture by Zenos Frudakis, was unveiled on Nov. 21, 2014. The sculpture, 8 by 12 feet, weighing more than 1,500 pounds, depicts an open book containing portraits and quotes from 31 intellectual icons ranging from Gandhi to Einstein.

Two life-size figures at either end, holding open the book, portray Dr. Francesca Shaughnessy, now 89, who commissioned the work, and her late brother Sebastian Cottone. The siblings, who were raised in South Philadelphia, devoted their lives to the pursuit of knowledge, teaching, and service to others.

[Laurie Zambrano, 12/05/2014]

Zenos Frudakis also sculpted "Freedom" in Philadelphia, which, like this sculpture, features a bronze body emerging into the air (in this new sculpture it's Einstein escaping from folded space).

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