135 years after “Liberty Enlightening the World” was unveiled on Liberty Island, another Statue of Liberty is set to cross the Atlantic.
The French Embassy in the U.S., The Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, and the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, have joined forces to celebrate freedom and French-American friendship by bringing Lady Liberty’s “little sister” to America.
The 9-foot-tall bronze statue crafted from the original 1878 plaster model by Auguste Bartholdi will be displayed on Ellis Island on Independence Day before being installed outside the French Ambassador’s Residence in Washington, D.C. on Bastille Day (July 14). The statue was previously on display at Paris’s Musée des Arts et Métiers.
The French Embassy will be hosting a series of events – virtual and in-person – to celebrate this exciting event during the summer of 2021. Learn more.