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BIRDS OF HAPPINESS

Crane

Dee Clements

Bronze, 1995 (recast 2009 under direction of the artist)

Upper Level, Gilbert Frank/Recent Grad Study Area

Gift in memory of Stuart B. James, Professor of English 1957-86 and Professor Emeritus from 1986 and presented by Jean & Barbara James.

Jean James, retired librarian and DU alumna, selected a nature-inspired sculpture to commemorate her husband Prof. Stuart James, English professor, avid birder and nature lover. In early 1995, Jean recruited sculptor Dee Clements from a bronze foundry in Loveland, Colorado to construct this community memory.

 

EAGLE CATCHER

eagle

George Carlson

Bronze, 1973

Upper Level, Gilbert Frank/Recent Grad Study Area

Gift in memory of Martin J. and Mary Anne O'Fallon and presented by the Colorado Business Pioneers O'Fallon Trust.

Eagles appear often in George Carlson's sculpture from the late 1960s onward. He bases these complex compositions on careful studies of the birds in the wild. The eagle's graceful flight and its role in Native American traditions are delicately represented in this work. The prize-winning Eagle Catcher is often cited as one of the artist's most significant early bronzes.

 

PORTRAIT OF MORRISON SHAFROTH

Shafroth

Upper Level, Study Room 310

The portrait of Morrison Shafroth was provided by donor Frank Shafroth '49, Morrison's son. Morrison served as a University of Denver Trustee from 1939 - 1963.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SKYFALL POSTER 

skyfall

Upper Level, Study Room 316

Alumnus William P. Dunham, Jr., BA '72 and MPA '75, donated this poster to commemorate the new Anderson Academic Commons on behalf of SAE Colorado Zeta Fraternity. A viewing of Skyfall was one of the grand opening week events in the new building.

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS BY RONALD WOHLAUER 

Wohlauer Photos

Upper Level, Wohlauer Teleconferencing Room (Room 325)

The six photographs hanging in the Wohlauer Teleconferencing Room were taken by Ronald Wohlauer and given for display in the room named initially in memory of his sister and eventually in honor of the whole Wohlauer family.

 

 

 

 

 

TRIPLE MOBIUS

Triple Mobius

Deborah Howard, Professor of Painting,        School of Art & Art History

Acrylics, ink on paper, 1999

Main Level, Crossley Research Center    (Room 240)

"In mathematics, the Möbius is the symbol for infinity....I feel that the Möbius resembles the process of doing research in a library where one can discover a path that will lead from one idea to another on a journey that is cyclical and unending." - Deborah Howard

 

ARACHNE

Arachne

Deborah Howard, Professor of Painting,        School of Art & Art History

Acrylics, ink on paper, 1999

Main Stairwell

"I feel it is appropriate that this painting has found a home in the library. Like a labyrinth, a library is a place where one can still wander and discover unexpected ideas that might lead to other ideas and new realizations." - Deborah Howard

 

MATH ART

Math Art

Stan Gudder, John Evans Professor of Mathematics

2013

Main Level, Math Center (Room 277)

Artist Stan Gudder researches mathematical physics and the foundations of quantum mechanics for his day job, but also has been producing computer art for over 40 years. He calls his work Math Art and describes it as graphic art based on mathematical and scientific principles. Prof. Gudder comments, "The works that I present are a very small part of an infinite universe and a form of electronic media that is a synthesis of art, mathematics, computer science and experimentation."

 

PORTRAIT OF ARCHIBALD CROSSLEY

Crossley

Main Level, Crossley Research Center (Room 240)

University of Denver alumna Helen Crossley '48 provided funding for the Crossley Research Center and named the Center after herself and her father, Archibald, who is pictured in the portrait.

 

BULLET PROOF CAMPUS ART 

Bullet Proof

Charles O. Perry 

Steel, 1973

Carnegie Green outside Anderson Academic Commons 

Charles O. Perry (1929-2011) was a sculptor, designer, and architect well known for large-scale sculptures inspired by geometry. According to the story, the title of the artwork was a joke, purportedly because someone, fearful of criticism from the students, advised Perry to design something 'bulletproof'.