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‘Eternity’s Sunrise’

A new piece of art is gracing the study space in Mann Library.

“Eternity’s Sunrise” is a brushed aluminum mobile created by Ithaca artist Werner Sun in memory of Nan Hyland, a librarian at Mann Library, whose dedicated service to education and scholarship at Cornell touched the work and lives of many in the Cornell community and beyond.

While installing the mobile just before the start of the semester, Sun noted that inspiration for this gently dynamic, softly twirling sculptural piece came from a poem by William Blake that was among Hyland’s favorites.

Support for the new artwork came from Hyland’s friends, family and colleagues, who remember her hard work and love of music and art in all its forms.

The mobile is on permanent display in the Manelski Reading Room on Mann’s second floor, between the Deans Room and the Mann Gallery.

See a clip of the mobile in action.


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