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1. Education, Science & Technology

Artist: Jack Gron
Date: 1990
Location: Applied Science & Technology
Materials: Corten Steel, Stainless Steel, Bronze, Aluminum
2. The Harpy Eagle

Artist: Mr. John Ruthven
Location: In the process of relocation
Gifted to Northern Kentucky University by Board Regent, Ms. Joyce Bowen Griffin
3. The African Crowned Eagle "The Leopard in the Sky"

Artist: Mr. John Ruthven
Location: In the process of relocation
Gifted to Northern Kentucky University by Board Regent, Ms. Joyce Bowen Griffin
4. The Philippine Eagle "Formerly The Monkey Eating Eagle"

Artist: Mr. John Ruthven
Location: In the process of relocation
Gifted to Northern Kentucky University by Board Regent, Ms. Joyce Bowen Griffin
5. The Hyena

Artist: Frank Stella
Date: 1989
Location: Fine Arts Center - Greaves Concert Hall
Materials: Silkscreen, lithography, and linoleum block with hand-coloring, marbling and collage
Exhibited at the Solway Gallery in Cincinnati in November, 1989.
6. The Whale As a Dish

Artist: Frank Stella
Date: 1989
Location: Fine Arts Center - Greaves Concert Hall
Materials: Silkscreen, lithography, and linoleum block with hand-coloring, marbling and collage
Exhibited at the Solway Gallery in Cincinnati in November, 1989.
7. Crystal Windowbox

Artist: Addison H. Clipson Jr.
Date: 1973
Location: Founder's Hall
8. Founder's Hall Monument

Location: Founder's Hall
9. The Slavery Experience through the Middle Passage into the Underground Railroad Movement

Artist: Raymond Lane Jr.
Date: 1997-1998
Location: Lucas Administrative Center, 3rd Floor
Materials: Ceramic Clay Relief Mural
Size: 8.5' x 32" x 2.5'
Gift of Thomas Schiff and the Mary R. and John J. Schiff Foundation
10. Bones

Artist: Ana England
Date: 2002
Location: Dorothy Westerman Herrmann Natural Science Center
Size: 86” x 36”
One of several panels within the Windows with Imagery Inspired by Science
11. Seeds

Artist: Ana England
Date: 2002
Location: Dorothy Westerman Herrmann Natural Science Center
Size: 86” x 36”
One of several panels within the Windows with Imagery Inspired by Science
12. Digital Dot

Artist: Ana England
Date: 2002
Location: Dorothy Westerman Herrmann Natural Science Center
Size: 36” x 36”
One of several panels within the Windows with Imagery Inspired by Science
13. Net

Artist: Ana England
Date: 2002
Location: Dorothy Westerman Herrmann Natural Science Center
Size: 36” x 36”
One of several panels within the Windows with Imagery Inspired by Science
14. Earth (Detail)

Artist: Ana England
Date: 2002
Location: Dorothy Westerman Herrmann Natural Science Center
Size: 128” x 16”
One of several panels within the Windows with Imagery Inspired by Science
Click on the image to examine the entire panel
15. Box

Artist: Donald Judd
Date: 1975-1977
Location: Nunn Hall
Materials: Aluminum
16. Dust Devil

Artist: Addison H. Clipson Jr.
Date: 1973
Location: Removed for Renovation
17. Gnomonium Polaris Nordum

Artist: Addison H. Clipson Jr.
Date: 1970's
Location: Nunn Hall
18. Ishmael's Cage

Artist: student, Dan Collett
Date: 1999
Location: Steely Library Loggia Courtyard
Materials: Steel and Wood
19. Margaret's Journey

Artist: student, Monolisa Miller
Date: 2000
Location: Placed in storage in 2010
Materials: quilt
20. Stegowagenvolkssaurus

Artist: Patricia A. Renick
Date: 1974
Location: Steely Library 3rd Floor
Size: 12' x 20'
On long term loan to the Steely Library courtesy of Laura Chapman, executrix of Renick's estate.
21. Educato Remunerat - Education Pays

Artist: Dr. Don Kelm Chair Art Department
Date: 2000
Location: Steely Library 3rd Floor
NKU's entry for Cincinnati's "Big, Pig Gig"
22. Oseberg, the Dragon of Northern Lights

Artist: Marjorie Pease Applegate
Date: 2001
Location: Student Union
Materials: Limestone & Marble Base
23. Mural

Artists: Dennis Beckner, Robert Moore, Craig Davis, Teresa Padgett, Howard Storm
Date: 1982
Location: Tunnel connecting University Center and Lucas Administrative Center
24. Superstructure

Artist: Daniel Day
Location: Woodcrest Apartments - Booth Residential Village
25. Way Down East

Artist: Red Grooms
Date: 1976-1979
Location: Placed in storage in 2004
Materials: Aluminum and Paint
26. Alumni Association Presidents

27. Abraham Lincoln

Artist: Matt Langford
Date: 2006
Location: Nunn Hall
Materials: Bronze
Gift to Salmon P. Chase College of Law from Eva G. Farris
28. The Truth Is...

Artist: Christian Grossman
Location: Student Union
Materials: mahogany, acrylic, vinyl

The following are credited for updating this public art tutorial:

  • Patricia Meinking for tutorial creation
  • Revised by Jordan Curtis
  • Lois Hamill, Steven McCarthy, and Mary Paula Schuh for providing documentation
  • Michael Providenti for webpage creation

Photo credits: Barry Anderson, Marcia Johnson, Michael Providenti, and Northern Kentucky University

Steely Library phone number:  859.572.5457