615 Church St
Nashville, TN 37219
Artist: Ken Rowe
Location: Nashville Public Library Courtyard
Medium: Cast bronze, fabricated bronze, fabricated steel base
Description: The second piece of "Exploration and Discovery" represents the active pursuit of knowledge. The rug beneath the scholar is worn from looking into the telescopes. The planets are in the astronomical position of December 25, 1779, the day James Robertson crossed the Cumberland River and onto the future site of Nashville. Six of the telescopes are aimed at Nashville landmarks and two at astronomical bodies.