The Duckling Sculpture, as it is formally known, was created in 1987 by artist Nancy Schon to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Boston Public Garden. This popular attraction is a tribute to Robert McCloskey's 1941 children's book, Make Way for Ducklings, that chronicles the adventures of Mrs. Mallard as she leads her ducklings through the streets of Boston, aided by a friendly policeman. Her final destination? The safety of the Public Garden's lagoon. Commonly referred to as the Make Way for Ducklings Statue, this iconic piece of Boston art is one-of-a-kind, due to it's an inextricable link to the city. You can find this sculpture in the park near the corner of Beacon and Charles Streets. If you happen to be in Moscow, you can check out a tribute sculpture commissioned by Raisa Gorbachev after her visit to Boston Public Garden.
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