Photographs above: "Life at the Speed of Color" by Renee Mavigliano. Floral Portrait by Vicki Rawlins. Sculpture by Uzikee. Uncle Sam poster by James Montgomery Flagg.
Join us for the Fall Receptions
September 16, 4 - 7 p.m. Fall Exhibits Opening
October 28, 4 - 7 p.m. Southern Metalsmiths Society Reception
Update on a September 11 Artifact
After the terrible events of September 11, 2001, the Port Authorities of New Jersey and New York were charged with clearing the rubble from the devastation. They were also responsible for seeing if museums wanted an object from the debris. The University Museum asked for something related to art. Of all the things that could be salvaged, a round bronze sculpture, "The Sphere," by the German artists Fritz Koenig remained, though severely damaged.
The Port Authorities sent the University Museum a part of the steel frame (Accession 2012.17). The damaged sculpture, though still recognizable as a sphere, was relocated to Battery Park in New York City. Now there is a movement to place it in the 9/11 Memorial Plaza. Stay tuned for more information.