Campus sculpture 2020

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This collection of sculpture represents some twenty plus pieces of artwork located on our Carbondale campus. Many of the pieces have identifying markers listing Art-In-Architecture Program or Art Capital Development, State of Illinois. The Illinois General Assembly created this program as part of the Capital Development Board in 1977. The purpose is the promotion and preservation of the arts by securing suitable works of art for the adornment of public buildings constructed or subjected to major renovation by the state or which utilize State funds.

Artists are selected and commissions are awarded based upon the recommendations of a committee made up of community members, art professionals, the project architect, and representatives of the using agency where the work will be located.