About the Artists

About the Artists

Wendell Castle | Jackie Ferrara | Tom Otterness | Albert Paley

Four major artists were commissioned to create site specific work for Centennial Sculpture Park.
Wendell Castle’s Unicorn Family provides an outdoor grouping of chairs, a table, and a lamp for visitors who like to sit and enjoy the passing scene.
Jackie Ferrara created geometric pathways and cameos leading from the ‘quarry’ area to the front entrance of MAG.
Tom Otterness, known internationally for his engaging installations, created two heroic figures at the corner of Goodman and University Street as well as 17 diminutive bronze muses scattered throughout the Park.
Albert Paley installed Soliloquy, a colorful 25-foot stainless steel sculpture at the Goodman Street entrance.

In addition to the four major projects listed above, Centennial Sculpture Park is also showcasing sculptures from the MAG collection by such prominent artists as:
Deborah Butterfield

©Deborah Butterfield/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY


©Deborah Butterfield/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

 

Deborah Butterfield
American, 1949 –
Wailana, 1999
American Sculpture
Bronze
Clara and Edwin Strasenburgh Fund,  2000.18

Currently on View

 


Nancy Jurs

 Nancy Jurs "Emergence", 1995

Nancy Jurs “Emergence”, 1995

 

Nancy Jurs
American, 1941 –
Emergence, 1995
American Sculpture
Clay
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Hursh,  96.9.1

Currently on view

 

George Rickey

 George Rickey American, 1907 - 2002  Two Lines Up Excentric - Twelve Feet, 1994 American Sculpture Stainless steel 231 15/16 in. x 266 in. (589.2 cm x 675.64 cm), maximum  Gift of Richard F. Brush,  94.44  Currently on View

George Rickey,
“Two Lines Up Excentric – Twelve Feet”


George Rickey

American, 1907 – 2002
Two Lines Up Excentric – Twelve Feet, 1994
American Sculpture
Stainless steel
Gift of Richard F. Brush,  94.44

Currently on View

 

 

Tony Smith

 Tony Smith American, 1912 - 1980  Playground, 1962-1966

Tony Smith, “Playground”


Tony Smith

American, 1912 – 1980
Playground, 1962-1966
American Sculpture
Mild steel
Gift of the artist and Marion Stratton Gould Fund,  70.57

Currently on View

The Memorial Art Gallery’s centennial year was presented by Lynne Lovejoy, with additional support from Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull, ESL Charitable Foundation and Nocon & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.