PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Recent additions to Brown University’s ever-expanding collection of public art have brought new color and life to buildings, quads and common spaces across College Hill.
In the last year, three captivating pieces came to campus thanks to the work of Brown’s Public Art Working Group, chaired by Kate Kraczon, director of exhibitions at the Brown Arts Institute and chief curator of the David Winton Bell Gallery. Since the 1980s, the working group of faculty, staff and students been tasked with recommending the commissioning of permanent and loaned art for specific sites on campus — previously selecting such beloved pieces as “Untitled Lamp/Bear” and “Circle Dance.”
The most recent additions to the diverse collection of sculptures, murals and mixed-media installations are by renowned contemporary and modern artists — including works by Damien Hirst, Rebecca Warren and the late Sol LeWitt.
“These three works, created across separate decades, represent specific moments in contemporary art,” Kraczon said, “and reflect the historical scope and material variations that an active public art program can bring to the campus community and broader public.”