December 1, 2011

Hygeia, the monument for Harriot Hunt, was created by celebrated African American sculptor Edmonia Lewis.

Dr. Harriot Kezia Hunt commissioned her own monument prior to her death. Hunt was not only one of the first women to practice medicine in America, but also an impassioned abolitionist and feminist reformer. She helped design the sculpture, choosing Hygeia, the Greek goddess of health, as her monument.

This historically significant work was recently conserved.



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