American Heart Association Medal

  • Joseph E. Renier, American Heart Association Medal, 1952 or 1956, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier, 1967.93.38

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The American Heart Association was established in 1924 to educate the public about heart disease prevention. The two figures in Joseph Renier's design represent cooperation between science and industry in creating medical and pharmaceutical advances. The rising sun in the background symbolizes the hope of a future without heart disease.

Title
American Heart Association Medal
Artist
Founder
Date
1952 or 1956
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 7/8 in. (7.4 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Emblem – heart
  • Architecture Interior – science – laboratory
  • Figure group – male
  • Occupation – medicine – doctor
Object Number
1967.93.38
Palette
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