The Miami University Art Museum displays nine sculptures on its grounds. The collection of public sculpture was influenced by many of the movements in art that characterized the 20th century. The sculptures display examples of geometry, materials, and expressionism.
The Sculpture Park at the Miami University Art Museum is a work in progress. Star-Crossed by Nancy Holt was the first sculpture to be installed, in 1979. Since its installation eight additional sculptures have been added, the most recent being A Tribe Named Miami, A Surveyors Stake, A Town Named Oxford. Landscape architect Elizabeth Weisner Robecheck developed a site plan for future sculpture. Included in the plan was the “Seats of Awareness” project. This project specified benches and seating designed by artists. Artists from Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky were invited to participate in a juried competition. The most recent addition to the Sculpture Park, A Tribe Named Miami, A Surveyors Stake, A Town Named Oxford in 2008, was a part of Miami’s bicentennial. It memorializes the Native American presence in what would become Southwest Ohio as well as the establishment of Miami University.
Miami University Art Museum and Sculpture Park invites you to enjoy some contemplative time amongst the sculptures on the Museum’s grounds when International Sculpture Day is celebrated on April 28.
Share photos of the Sculpture Park on April 28 using the hashtag, #ISDay.