Centaur Fountain in the Gardens of Prospect House on Campus of Princeton University

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2008-09-01

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The fountain was commissioned by President Robert F. Goheen, a classicist, when Prospect House was still home to the University's president. Created by Dimitri Hadzi this pipe-playing centaur reflects the artist's modernist approach, which bridges abstraction and figuration. It also calls upon his lifelong interest in mythology. In myth, the artist noted, centaurs are physical but also intellectual beings.

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Centaur Fountain, Prospect House Garden, Prospect House Princeton University, Prospect House, Italianate Architecture, Woodrow Wilson, U.S. National Register of Historic Places, U.S. National Historic Landmark, U.S. Historic district Contributing property, Campus of Princeton University, Princeton University, Ivy League, University, Princeton, Mercer County, The Delaware Region, New Jersey, NJ, Jersey, The Garden States

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