One of the sculptures outside of the University of Virginia's Peabody Hall was carefully removed early Tuesday morning so it can get some much needed sprucing up.
Crews removed the Alexander Calder sculpture known as Tripes. It is now headed to northern Virginia for some preservation work.
The sculpture has served as a teaching tool for art classes. Students are planning to travel to Manassas to see the sculpture while it is getting fixed up.
"We've got to take it to a conservation studio and we are going to work on the surface of the work," explained UVA Vice Provost for the Arts Elizabeth Turner. "It's going to really come back in spic and span condition; bright and new again."
The sculpture should be back on UVA grounds by the beginning of next semester.