Outdoor Sculpture Collection

New York City artist Sarah Sze will be on the campus of Western Washington University on May 8 to dedicate her newest work, “Split Stone (Northwest),” as the piece joins the university’s acclaimed Outdoor Sculpture Collection, joining important works from such artists as Richard Serra, Isamu…

The Western Gallery at Western Washington University has received a $132,000 grant to restore the Donald Judd sculpture ‘Untitled 1982,” part of the university’s acclaimed sculpture collection.

The grant is from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which is the primary…

One of the many things that makes Western so unique is its abundance of art.  The University has been collecting sculptures since 1960 and now has a nationally acknowledged Outdoor Sculpture Collection. Western's collection began with James Fitzgerald’s “Rain Forest,” and has now grown to…

The sculpture Wright’s Triangle (1980) by Richard Serra is prominently located in the center of the campus and is one of the greatest treasures of Western’s outdoor sculpture collection. The sculpture is undergoing a thorough cleaning by an art conservator.

Along with…

Sculpture Northwest was established in 2012 and had about 20 volunteers in 2015.

Purpose: Inventory all outdoor sculpture in Island, San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom counties and promote the region internationally as a tourist destination to view outdoor sculpture. When one adds the outdoor…

Western Washington University will host artist George Trakas for a lecture and discussion at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, in Fraser 101 on the WWU campus.

The event will be free and open to the public.

George Trakas has been a leader on the national public art scene for the…

Photographer and artist Rebecca Cummins and her collaborator Paul Demarinis dedicated the newly installed “Lunar Drift” sculpture in Western Washington University’s Miller Hall Collaborative Space in a special ceremony Oct. 11 on campus.

“Lunar Drift” is the…

This is definitely relaxing weather.

Jacob Kinser, a program assistant in Woodring College of Education, snapped this photo of his son, Solomon, lounging near one of the characters that make up the "Feats of Strength" sculpture by Tom Otterness in Haskell Plaza near south campus.…

Nancy Holt, the celebrated artist who created the "Stone Enclosure: Rock Rings" sculpture on the south end of the Western Washington University campus, has passed away.

A few years ago, working on a book with Sarah Clark-Langager, director of the Western Gallery, she sent a few…

Nancy Holt, a pioneering artist who could create monumental Land Art masterpieces and 6-minute videos with equal aplomb, died on Feb. 8 in New York at the age of 75. 

“She was the nicest, kindest, warmest person imaginable,” said critic and curator Phyllis Tuchman…

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