In December 1999, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees authorized a new Board established committee to advance the presence of public art on campus. Subsequently, the Public Art on Campus Committee (PAOCC) is charged with making recommendations regarding the acquisition, placement and maintenance of public art on the campus of Michigan State University.
Since its inception, the Public Art on Campus Committee has guided the installation of 13 major pieces of outdoor sculpture and one interior hanging sculpture. In addition, the PAOCC guided the installation of a bronze replica of The Spartan, and approved the installation of various pieces presented to the university that met the goal of providing high quality public art that enriches the learning environment, stimulates lively discussion and evokes aesthetic appreciation of the MSU campus.
This tour brings together works highlighting the exceptional sculpture installed on the campus of Michigan State University. It can be completed in full on the website or as a mobile walking tour, piece by piece.
While in the sculpture gallery section of the site...
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