Culture | 3:18 pm | September 14, 2011 | By Antonia Woodford

‘Lightweb’ comes to Stiles

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Photo by Antonia Woodford.

Ezra Stiles just got a little more modern.

Construction workers have installed a new sculpture outside the residential college’s front gate between Thali Too and the “jock walk” where there was once only concrete.

Known as “Lightweb,” the tangle of steel white ovals was made in the early 1980’s by Russian artist Alexander Liberman. It is part of the Yale University Art Gallery’s collection and was previously in storage, a worker at the site said.

Ezra Stiles Master Stephen Pitti ’91 announced the arrival of the sculpture in an e-mail to Stiles students this afternoon. “It’ll be wonderful to have this major piece so close to our library, front gate, and student rooms,” he wrote. “I hope you enjoy it in the coming months and years!”

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