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Motu Viget

  • 250 Monroe Avenue
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Neighborhood:Downtown

Created by Mark Di Suvero. Made in 1977 out of steel and a rubber tire.

The name Motu Viget comes from the city motto of Grand Rapids "strength through activity". 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.

  • Art & Culture

    This kinetic piece by National Medal of Arts honoree Mark di Suvero is a 12-ton structure of industrial I-beams that stands 30-feet high.

  • Local Gems

    Though it’s commonly referred to as the tire swing, this sculpture is titled “Motu Viget” – Latin for “strength in activity,” it’s also the city motto.

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