Norman Borlaug: Journey to Statuary Hall

April 22, 2014

Alongside sculptor Benjamin Victor, Iowa Public Television follows an artistic journey from the corn fields of Iowa to the marble halls of Congress. All in a bronzed effort to honor the world’s most heralded agrarian researcher: Norman Borlaug.

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Norman Borlaug statue dedicated

April 1, 2014

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (2nd L) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (L) unveil a statue of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug at Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol in Washington March 25, 2014. American biologist Borlaug was a humanitarian and Nobel laureate.

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Borlaug Statue Dedication

March 25, 2014

Watch the dedication of the Norman Borlaug statue done by artist Benjamin Victor in the U.S. Capitol Statuary Hall.


State of Iowa Dr. Norman E. Borlaug Statue

March 25, 2014

Innovator. Farmer. Humanitarian. Iowan. Cementing the Father of the ‘Green Revolution’ into state, national, and global history at the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall.

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Benjamin Victor sculpts an agricultural hero, Norman Borlaug, for the National Statuary Hall

March 24, 2014

Benjamin Victor and his son Caleb, who is 12, walked briskly the other day from the White House to the U.S. Botanic Garden, on the Mall side of the Capitol.

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Norman Borlaug statue artist gives new life to pioneering Iowan

March 24, 2014

Sculptor Benjamin Victor talks about creating the statue that will represent Iowa in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall.

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Sculptor shaped in Bakersfield earns national acclaim

March 22, 2014

Herb Benham, Californian columnist is claiming Benjamin Victor as one of their own! Victor will have placed his second sculpture in the Capitol Statuary Hall on March 25, 2014.

Borlaug Artist Visits Oskaloosa

March 28th, 2013

Norman Borlaug Statue Takes Shape in Des Moines

March 20th, 2013


Artist Ben Victor Interview on KCWI 23 Great Day Morning show for Borlaug statue

March 19, 2013

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Public can watch as sculptor finishes statue of Borlaug.

March 17, 2013

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Sculpture of Norman Borlaug Nears Completion

March 30, 2013

South Dakota artist Benjamin Victor is commissioned to create this sculpture and brought his work in progress to the Iowa Historical Building for a two week artist in residency to get the final details right.

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OHS Students Learn About And Talk With Statuary Hall Artist

April 2, 2013

OHS students were able to ask questions of the sculptor responsible for making a statue of Norman Borlaug that will stand in the National Statuary Hall in Washington D.C.

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“World-class artist” speaks at George Daily

March 29, 2013

Oskaloosa High School Art Teacher Matt Kargol introduced sculptor Benjamin Victor before he spoke to students and others at George Daily Community Auditorium Wednesday.

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DuPont Pioneer, donor to pay cost of Borlaug statue

March 25, 2013

“This is great for the state. It is great for the legacy of Norman Borlaug,” Schickler said. He said DuPont Pioneer’s donation was logical, given that the humanitarian contributions Borlaug made throughout his life were consistent with DuPont’s business objectives.

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Norman Borlaug’s birthday celebrated at Hall of Laureates

March 25, 2013

There is also a program at 11 A.M. with Ben Victor, the artist chosen to create the statue of Borlaug that will go into the U.S. Capitol next year on Borlaug’s 100th birthday. The Food Bank of Iowa will be collecting donations inside the building.

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