When students returned to campus this fall, they found a series of dramatic animal heads in the Woodrow Wilson School’s Scudder Plaza. “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads,” a sculpture by the Chinese artist and social activist Ai Weiwei, was installed during the summer. The 12 bronze pieces, which depict the signs of the Chinese zodiac and are about 10 feet tall, will be on display for a year. Ai made headlines in 2011 when he was detained by Chinese authorities for 81 days. The University plans to host Ai Oct. 10 for a day of events focused on his art and human-rights activities.
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