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The New United States $100 Bill is Released

Barton Rubenstein was on a committee commissioned by the Bureau of Printing and Engraving to redesign all of the US paper currency and make it more protected from counterfeiting. The $100 bill is the first of the currencies to be released. Rubenstein’s contribution consisted of recommending a unique vertical band for each of the denominations, so that there would be no confusion between them, e.g. a $10 and $100 bill. The committee also recommended to increase the size of the numerals at the corners, so that the visually impaired would be able to more easily recognize the denomination.

There are various newspaper articles in the Resume/Publications Section about Rubenstein’s contribution.

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Photo by Bill Ryan

Installation of “Skybound” at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, Hamilton, Ohio

“Skybound,” a 30’ high stainless steel sculpture was installed this month at this 250 acre sculpture park. It is sited alongside other notable artwork, including those of modern artists Alexander Liberman and George Sugarman. A video, filmed and produced by the artist’s daughter Sabrina Rubenstein, features the transportation and installation of this 2500 lbs artwork. The video can be seen on the Video Page of the website.

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Rubenstein is Published in a Chinese Publication Showcasing Public Art

Rubenstein is featured in 11 pages of the book, “Masters in Landscape and Public Sculpture,” which is written in both Chinese and English. This publication includes 25 public artists from around the world and can be purchased by contacting Rubenstein Studios.


Rubenstein Participates in Three Exhibitions

  • Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, Hilton Head Island, SC, National Competition
  • DC Design House, benefitting Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • Eleven Eleven Sculpture Space, Washington, DC


A Dedication Ceremony at Somerset House, Chevy Chase, Maryland

“Rhythm,” a water sculpture, has recently been installed at Somerset House Condominiums. The sculpture was generously donated by new residents of this community. It is situated in a garden within a larger common space.

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“Synergy,” a Water Sculpture for the University of Connecticut

This sculpture was commissioned as the result of a National Competition.

Rubenstein Studios has recently completed a major installation at the University of Connecticut Waterbury campus. This beautiful and recently rebuilt campus wraps around a common space, which is now graced with “Synergy,” a stainless steel water sculpture. Standing at 12’ at its highest point, these five elements rise out of a bed of river stones in a 30’ diameter pool deck. The sculpture has quickly become a gem for the city, with students and visitors visiting the site both during the day and evening, particularly when the light illuminates the site.


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Rubenstein installed this sculpture during the summer of 2010, just in time for the academic year. Using a forklift, each element was carefully placed on its respective bolts, and then plumbing was installed, connecting each sculpture to a pump in the reservoir.

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Rubenstein designed the water for this sculpture to be flowing on and off during the day, creating a constantly changing environment. A dedication is planned for the spring of 2011.

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