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 be subdivide them into three categories:
- UIUC Campus
- Krannert Art Museum
- Wandell Sculpture Garden in Meadowbrook Park
McFarland Memorial Bell Tower
A Day Trip to Urbana-Champaign: July 3, 2012.. click here..
Fragments of "Fountain of Creation"- by Lorado Taft.. click here
Diana Fountain - by Carl Milles ..click here
Eternal Flame.. click here
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..
 Part I [UIUC Campus] .. click here...
 Part II [ Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion: Outdoor Sculptures].. click here
 Part III [Krannert Art Museum: Lorado Taft] click here
 Part IV [ Wendell Sculpture Garden in Meadowbrook Park].. click here..