On This Day in IUPUI History: October 7, 1980

October 7, 1980 

On this day, IUPUI leaders and prominent guests dedicated a major art installation on the campus. The sculptures of artist David von Schlegell rose in the courtyard in front of Cavanaugh Hall, University Library (now Taylor Hall), and the then-incomplete Business/SPEA building during the summer. The "minimalist" installation involved three brushed stainless-steel beams, 55 feet high with 45-foot horizontal beams attached at the bottom of each. 

On hand for the dedication were the artist, IUPUI chancellor Glenn W. Irwin, Herron School of Art dean Arthur Weber, Indianapolis mayor William Hudnut, executive director of the Indiana Arts Commission Janet Harris, and the director of the Indianapolis Museum of Art Robert Yassin. 

The IUPUI campus has been the location of numerous public-art installations that enrich the life of the campus and community.

Artist David von Schlegell and his sculpture, 1980 980-0998-091

To learn more about campus art, consult IUPUI Special Collections and Archives speccoll@iupui.edu.

Updated Oct 07, 2018 by Editor Name Missing