Public Art | Christian Petersen

Christian Petersen Sculpture, A Dedication to the Future, at Fisher Community Center – this was Christian Petersen’s last commissioned work.

1959: Christian Petersen, commissioned by J.W. Fisher to produce a monumental bronze sculpture, A Dedication to the Future, for the Fisher Community Center in Marshalltown. Late in that year, Petersen suffered a heart attack, beginning a decline in his health.

1961: Petersen authorized casting of A Dedication to the Future, which he had completed in seriously failing health. Four days later, on April 4, Petersen died of cancer at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames.

Learn more about Christian Petersen by visiting the Christian Petersen Museum at Iowa State University .

To learn more about our local public art, contact the Marshall County Arts & Culture Alliance.

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