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Jacques & Yulla Lipchitz Courtyard

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Betula papyrifera (Paper Birch)


Asarum europaeum (European Ginger)
Azalea ‘Delaware Valley White’
Buxus microphylla (Littleleaf Boxwood)
Cotinus coggygria atropurpureus 'Royal Purple' ('Royal Purple' Smokebush)
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen'  ('Snow Queen' Oakleaf Hydrangea)
Kalmia latifolia (Mountain Laurel)
Rhododendron catawbiense (Catawba Rhododendron)
Rhododendron ‘Hino Crimson’ (Evergreen Azalea)
Taxus x media 'Vertical Selections'  (Upright Yew)

Ornamental Grass

Calamagrostis acutiflora (Feather Reed Grass)
Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ (Japanese Forest Grass)


Agapanthus Hybrid (Lily of the Nile)
Anemone species
Asarum europaeum (European Wild Ginger)
Geranium ‘Rozanne’ (Cranesbill)
Hosta tokudama 'Spilt Milk' ('Spilt Milk' Hosta)
Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldstrum’ (Black Eyed Susan)


Hedera helix (English Ivy)

Did you know?

Photographer Yulla Lipchitz made a gift to the Institute of three monumental bronze sculptures by her late husband, renowned 20th century sculptor Jacques Lipchitz. The gift was made in memory of the late MIT President Jerome B. Wiesner, founder of the Council for the Arts at MIT. The three sculptures, Birth of the Muses, Sacrifice III, and Hagar in the Desert have been on extended loan from Mrs. Lipchitz, a former member of the Council and friend of Dr. Wiesner.
— Tech Talk 10/25/1995

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