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The Amazing Public Art Deep in the Heart of Texas

Houston has a healthy allowance for beautifying its streets and parks. See how it spends it

Atropos Key

Houston Art
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Located in the outdoor Miller Theatre in Hermann Park, the massive, bronze-cast key represents the Greek goddess of fate, Atropos. According to Greek mythology, Atropos, along with her sisters Clotho and Lachesis, were responsible for human destiny. Atropos held the scissors to cut the thread of life, while Clotho spun it and Lachesis measured it. The late artist Hannah H. Stewart designed the sculpture in 1972; her name is engraved on one of the key’s vertical legs.

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