Benjamin Victor’s clay sculpture of Norman Borlaug during a one week residency at the Iowa Historical Building in March 2013. A bronzed version will be installed in the US Capitol’s National Statuary Hall on the 100th anniversary of Borlaug’s birth.
The date’s now set for the unveiling of a new statue to represent Iowa in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol. It’s a likeness of famed Iowa agricultural scientist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug. The March 25th ceremony in Washington is just one part of a lavish observance of the centennial of Borlaug’s birth.