The Elizabeth and Byron Anderson Sculpture Garden
Located south of Morrill Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
The Elizabeth and Byron Anderson Sculpture Garden is given to Iowa State University by Elizabeth Anderson in memory of her husband, Byron.
The Elizabeth and Bryon
Anderson Sculpture Garden is located by the Christian Petersen Art Museum at
historic Morrill Hall. The sculpture garden design incorporates sculptures, a
gathering arena, and sidewalks and pathways. Planted with perennials, ground
cover, shrubs, and flowering trees, the landscape design provides a distinctive
setting for important works of twentieth and twenty-first century sculpture,
primarily American. Ranging from forty-four inches to nearly nine feet high and
from bronze to other metals, these works of art represent the richly diverse
character of modern and contemporary sculpture.
The sculpture garden is
adjacent to Iowa State’s 22-acre central campus.
Iowa State’s first
president Adonijah Welch (1821-1889; President
1868-83) envisioned a picturesque campus with a winding road encircling
the college’s majestic buildings, vast lawns of green grass, many varieties of
trees sprinkled throughout to provide shade, and shrubbery and flowers for
fragrance. Today the central lawn continues to be an iconic place for all Iowa
Staters, and Iowa State is nationally acclaimed as one of the most beautiful
campuses in the country. The new Elizabeth and Byron Anderson Sculpture Garden
further enhances the beauty of Iowa State.
Outdoor works of art can be viewed at any time, interior works of art can be viewed during the individual building's open hours.
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