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Motu Viget

  • 250 Monroe Avenue
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Art Enthusiast

This kinetic piece by famed sculptor Mark di Suvero is, in effect, a giant tire swing. “Motu Viget” is the city’s motto, meaning “strength through activity.”

Local Gems

This kinetic piece by famed sculptor Mark di Suvero is, in effect, a giant tire swing. “Motu Viget” is the city’s motto, meaning “strength through activity.”

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Motu Viget is a sculpture designed by Mark di Suvero in 1977. Its name comes from the city motto of Grand Rapids. Motu Viget is a large steel form with a massive rubber tire suspended in the air. because of this, the sculpture is popular referred to as "the tire swing." It is located at the NW corner of Calder Plaza.