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The museum is closed at 5pm, but the outside grounds will be filled with lots of outdoor Noel Night activities until 9pm. 

Washington Centennial Medal, 1889

  • Gorham Manufacturing Co., American, established 1831
  • Philip Martiny, American, 1858-1927
  • Augustus Saint-Gaudens, American, 1848-1907

Bronze

  • Overall: 4 5/8 inches (11.7 cm)

Gift of the Gorham Manufacturing Company.

02.37.2

Department

American Art before 1950

Inscribed, on obverse, top center: Geroge Washington Inscribed, on obverse, center: Pater Patriae | M DGGL XX XIX Inscribed, on obverse, under portrait: Philip Martiny modtler design and copyright by Augustus Saint-Gaudens Inscribed, on reverse: To commemorate| the inauguration | of George Washington |as first President of the | United States of America |at New York April XXX |MD CCCL XXXIX|By authority of the committee| on celebrations | New York April |XXX | M D C C C LXXXIX Inscribed, on reverse, on eagle’s shield: E Pluribus Unum

1902-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

after Augustus Saint-Gaudens; Philip Martiny; Gorham Manufacturing Co., Washington Centennial Medal, 1889, bronze. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of the Gorham Manufacturing Company., 02.37.2.