Clinical Center dedicates Bernstein sculpture
On Oct. 6, the Clinical Center held a dedication event for the Lionel Bernstein sculptures outside the Clinical Center Chapel. The sculptures were donated and originally scheduled to be dedicated prior to the pandemic.
The Bernstein family, friends and NIH staff enjoyed remarks during the presentation of two wood sculptures donated by the Bernstein family to the Clinical Center's Fine Art Program.
The sculptures aim to promote a greater understanding of the intricate relationship between the arts and science, and enhance the aesthetics of the Clinical Center.
Inspired by the artist Henry Moore, Bernstein created his first sculpture after a trip to London with his wife Jodie in 1970. He started sculpting at age 46, by chipping away at a six-foot-high piece of oak with chisels but became frustrated at the slow pace of the work and switched to a chainsaw.
- Maria Maslennikov