Sun 9/17 & Sun 9/24 @ 5-6:30PM
A lot of people complain about public outdoor sculpture — growing up in Chicago I can still remember the outage that surrounded the Picasso sculpture installed in Daley Plaza in 1967; even legendary Chicago columnist Mike Royko ridiculed it.
But more familiarity leads to greater understanding. That’s why the Cleveland Sculpture Center has organized two walking tours of the outdoor sculptures in the University Circle area called “The Case for Public Sculpture, an in-depth look at CWRU’s outdoor sculpture.”
John Paul Peralta, a Sculpture Center intern and CWRU art history student, will lead the group on a tour that begins at Sculpture Center founder David E. Davis’s work Start on Juniper Road in CWRU’s North Residential Village, and then heads up Juniper to the CWRU Law School, the Kelvin Smith Library Oval and the Veale Athletic Center. He’ll share the stories of works by such artists as Phillip Johnson, Keith Haring, Tony Smith, and Ronald Bladen and William McVey that many pass by every day without noticing. He’ll also talk about conservation issues involved in outdoor sculpture.
The tours are free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated; you can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.