This monumental piece of art has returned to Montreal for the summer

Jun 7 2018, 5:43 pm

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has officially released The Sun onto Montreal.

American artist Dale Chihuly’s glass sculpture, The Sun has been re-installed on the front steps of the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion of the MMFA.

The Sun signifies that good weather has returned to the city, much to the delight of tourists and locals.

According to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ press release, The Sun is made of 1,347 rays of blown glass and stands at 16 feet in diameter.

The Sun took 12 employees a week to set up the 4,630-pound sculpture.

The rays comprise of all three primary colours – two shades of yellow mixed in with several stems of blue and red.

The Sun has been absent all winter but will now fill Montrealers with its rays of sunshine all summer long.

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The Sun will be taken down at the end of fall.

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