The MCAD Sculpture Garden allows students to learn, experiment, and collaborate in the realm of public art.
Established in 2011, the garden is filled with both permanent and rotating works created by MCAD students, alumni, faculty members, and invited artists. This space allows students the opportunity to work with professional public artists to design and fabricate high quality works for outdoor display. They learn to design from concept to installation, including the proposal process, model building, material finishing, and rigging.
Located on the south end of campus along 26th Street, the garden invigorates not only the MCAD campus, but also the Whittier neighborhood as a whole, allowing the community to experience and appreciate art in their everyday lives.
The eleven newest additions to the MCAD Sculpture Garden are a result of individual and collaborative efforts of artists in the Spring 2015 course The Public Art/Art in Public Places.
Throughout the semester students explored the genre of public art, generated proposals and presentation models for their own pieces, and created and installed their final pieces, which are now on view to the public.
The MCAD Sculpture Garden has been made possible in part by Donna MacMillan and the late Cargill MacMillan, Jr. Photo by Lani Garfield.
Sculpture Garden Archive