MCAD Sculpture Garden

Established in 2011, the MCAD Sculpture Garden was
developed in order to allow students to learn, experiment,
and collaborate in the realm of public art.

The garden is filled with both permanent and rotating works created by students, alumni, faculty members, and invited artists. Students have the opportunity to work with professional public artists to design and fabricate individual or collaborative high quality works for outdoor display. Students 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.

Works not pictured above:

  • Christine Peterson
    For three hours, I followed the blood trail of an injured deer.
    Doe Estrous Urine

  • Emily Owens (Sculpture Student)
    Backbone: Grandmother Series
    Cast Concrete, Wood, Steel
    Course: Spring 2013—Public Art / Art in Public Places

  • Jesse Nagamatsu (Sculpture Student), Christine Peterson
    Untitled: Forces
    Buried Natural Crystals
    Course: Spring 2013—Public Art / Art in Public Places


Donna MacMillan  
  The MCAD Sculpture Garden was made 

  possible in part by Donna MacMillan
  and the late Cargill MacMillan, Jr.