It took a crew of Portland Museum of Art employees – and a privately operated crane – to carefully move and install a sculpture in the museum’s Joan B. Burns Sculpture Garden on Thursday.

The work, titled “Hearsay,” is by John Bisbee, a contemporary sculptor who lives in Brunswick. The work, a giant cone, is made of brightly colored 12-inch spikes.

It had been on display in the museum’s Great Hall, and will now be a permanent exhibit in the garden.

Museum employees got the sculpture out the front door and prepared it to be moved down High Street to the garden. Cote Crane and Rigging did the heavy lifting with a crane, placing the sculpture in its new home. The move is intended to show the museum’s commitment to public art in the city.

See a video of a studio visit with John Bisbee here.


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