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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Alumni Memorial Chapel

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: East Lansing

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1959

Subject/Title of Window: Freedom of Mind

Brief Description of Subject: One in a set of three windows located on the East wall of Nave. Freedom of Mind depicts a Greek head sculpture in center for the Gold age whom were the first to advocate freedom of thought, symbols of US independence at top, symbols of United Nations at bottom. Most windows in the Alumni Memorial Chapel are sets of three on the same general topic with the same donor. This window is grouped with Diffusion of Knowledge (L4b) and Leadership (L4c). The triskelion below capturing the idea of motion and transformation in all things and the torch of enlightenment above depicts the liberation of the processes of human thought in the climate of freedom of mind. Freedom of Mind: The center design is a classic Greek head for the greeks of the Gold Age were the first to advocate freedom of thought. Around it are symbols of free communication. At the top there is the emblem of freedom (flaming torch), the Liberty Bell, Declaration of Independence, and the Independence Hall. In the bottom of the window are the Triskellion, emblem of progress, the U.N. Building, the Charter of the U.N., and the emblem of the U.N. Designed by Anthony Mako.

Inscriptions: Freedom of Mind

Condition of Window: Fair

Height: 58"

Width: 18"

Type of Glass and Technique: Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came, Vitreous Paint

Freedom of Mind
Freedom of Mind

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