Friday, July 13, 2012

Day Trip to Urbana-Champaign - Part I [UIUC Campus]


July 3, 2012: A Day trip to UIUC..
UIUC stands for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.

On an extremely hot summer day, with temperature ranging from 96- 98 degree F. What triggered the trip was the news of the impending removal of the famous Lorado Taft statue, "Alma Mater" from the campus, for about a year, for the much needed restoration.  The staue is supposed to be removed in August, 2012 and brought back in May, 2013.  I had long wanted to see this statue, and  I wanted to see it before it was removed. Like any premier university, UIUC has many sculptures in its campus. There was no point returning back seeing just one piece, so I tried to see as many as possible. And here they are..
My Urbana-Champaign trip can besubdivide them into three categories:
- UIUC Campus
- Krannert Art Museum
- Wandell Sculpture Garden in Meadowbrook Park

This post is on Public Art in the UIUC Campus..


Alma Mater - by Lorado Taft
Unveiled on Alumni Day: June 11, 1929.
Location: UIUC Campus, Altgeld Hall
corner of W Green St. and S Wright St.
at UIUC [University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign]
For more, click here..
Diana Fountain - by Carl Milles
Location: Courtyard west of Illini Union
at UIUC [ University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign]
For more, click here...



Fragments from Lorado Taft's "Fountain of Creation"
Sons and Daughters of Deucalion and Pyrrha
Daughters: East side of the Main Library
Sons: South side of Foellinger Auditorium
At UIUC [University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign]
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Eternal Flame
A gift from graduating class of 1912
Location: between Lincoln Hall and the English Building
at UIUC [University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
For more,  click here..



McFarland Memorial Bell Tower
Darwin's Playground - by Anthony G. Tasset
Installed: June 2007
Three brightly colored, irregularly shaped free-standing sculptures
made of polyurethane with fiberglass coating
Location: West of Institute of Genomic Biology
For more,  click here..
Argounaut III - by Ed McCullough
Installed: 1979
Cor-ten steel; 11' x 24'
Location: North side of Agricultural Engineering Sciences
At UIUC [University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign]
For more, click here..
Aurora I - by Bruce White
Installed: 1980
Cor-ten steel; 32' long
Location: west side of Agricultural Engineering Sciences,
UIUC [University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign..
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Tree of Life Fantasy - by Alice Aycock
Installed: 1992
Location: Lorado Taft Drive, near the Education Building,
at UIUC [University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign]
Nigth Train - by Michael Dunbar
Dedicated: Sep 5, 2002.
Location: south side of Architecture Building,
at UIUC [University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign]
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Nathan Austin Weston Memorial Fountain
Dedicated: 1997.
Location: West side of David Kinley Hall,
at UIUC [University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign]




Centennial - by Robert Youngman
Installed: 1976
Location: Northeast corner of Peabody Drive and Fourth Street,
at UIUC [University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign]
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Mananaan - by Alexander Lieberman
Installed: 1986
welded steel / 26' x 24'6 x 16'6
Location: South of Grainger Engineering Library
at UIUC [University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign]
For more,  click here..

Boneyard Creek flows through the university campus..

Computing A Future - by J. Seward Johnson Jr.
5 September 2009
Location: Grainger Engineering Library,
at UIUC [ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign]
For more,  click here..
Upwells - by Stephen Luecking
Installed: 1990
Granite and bronze/ 40' high spire
Location: Central plaza south of Beckman Institute,
at UIUC [University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign..
For more, click here..
Science and Arts - by Charles A. Beil and Leon Hermant
Limestone cartouche
Location: West entrance of University High School,
at UIUC [University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign]
Also worth checking out.. is the Morrow Plots..
Morrow Plots
designated a Registered National Historic Landmark
For more, click here...

RELATED LINKS..
A Day Trip to Urbana-Champaign: July 3, 2012.. click here..
Alma Mater - by Lorado Taft.. click here
Fragments of "Fountain of Creation"- by Lorado Taft.. click here
Diana Fountain - by Carl Milles ..click here
Eternal Flame.. click here
McFarland Memorial
Morrow Plots click here...
Darwin's Playground - by Anthony G. Tasset.. click here
Argonaut III - by Ed McCullough.. click here
Aurora I - by Bruce White.. click here
Tree of Life Fantasy - by Alice Aycock
Night Train - by Michael Dunbar.. click here
Nathan Austin Weston Memorial
Centennial - by Robert Youngman .. click here..
Mananaan - by Alexander Lieberman click here
Computing A Future - by J. Seward Johnson Jr.,  click here...
Upwells - by Stephen Luecking.. click here..
Science and Arts - by Charles A. Beil and Leon Hermant

A Day Trip to Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
July 3, 2012..
The trip is divided into four parts..
[1] Part I [UIUC Campus] .. click here...
[2] Part II [ Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion: Outdoor Sculptures].. click here
[3] Part III [Krannert Art Museum: Lorado Taft] click here
[4] Part IV [ Wendell Sculpture Garden in Meadowbrook Park].. click here..

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