Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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After B. K. S. Iyengar

Creator: Robert M. Engman (American, b. 1927)
Material: sikon bronze
Year: 1978
On loan from Marian Garfinkel & Marvin Garfinkel

Sculptor Robert Engman's After B. K. S. Iyengar is not a portrait in the usual sense. Dynamic geometric shapes embody the radiant spirit of his friend, the Indian Yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar. Three circles and a square intersect one another, creating both open and closed spaces, Some viewers see parallels between the sculpture's central axis and mirrored halves and the symmetry of the human body. Another casting of this bronze sculpture is in the collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC.

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Alerts & Updates

The lower portion of the Rose Garden will be closed due to renovations to the turf after a long, hot, dry summer with record attendance. The top gate will be open to allow for visual access, just not foot traffic. While we will hope to reopen quickly, some variables are unpredictable. We look forward to welcoming visitors back on our newly restored Rose Garden turf soon.

Please note that weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.