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Wings of the City comes to Greenville, SC

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You may have gotten your wings in Nashville or Los Angeles, but get ready to get a new set right here in Greenville.

Yesterday, the City of Greenville announced that we will be the first city on the east coast of the US to host the monumental bronze sculpture collectionWings of the City — by world-renowned Mexican artist Jorge Marín.

The nine sculptures will arrive in town on April 2 and remain on display throughout Falls Park + on the campus of the Peace Center until October. Click here for an interactive map to view the future locations of the works of art. #ProTip — If you click on each pin on the map, you can view the name of the sculpture, the year it was created, its size, and a brief description of the inspiration behind its creation.

Map of Wings of the City Sculptures

Map of Wings of the City Sculptures

Previously, the iconic sculpture from the collection Alas de México (alas means wings in Spanish) has even *flown* to Sacramento, CA; Denver, CO; Dubai; and Istanbul.

Alas de Mexico by Jorge Marín in downtown Dubai

Alas de Mexico by Jorge Marín in downtown Dubai

The city partnered with the Hispanic Alliance, the Jorge Marín Foundation, Bank of America, and others to secure the exhibition of this collection in Greenville. The collection is expected to draw visitors from across the region and Adela Mendoza, executive director of the Hispanic Alliance of SC, said, ‘Wings of the City’ highlights the importance of migration and the cultural exchange that enriches societies...This world-class exhibit celebrates the global spirit of the Upstate — symbolizing human connection across distance, and the role of art as a universal language.”

Archivaldo by Jorge Marín in Sacramento, CA

Archivaldo by Jorge Marín in Sacramento, CA

We don’t know about y’all, but this news really makes us feel like we could fly.

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