Public Sculpture Program

Genesis Genesis
Jane Washburn, Genesis ca. 1959

Long renowned for its lush tropical beauty, the University of Miami campus has in recent years become home to a fine developing sculpture garden. Thanks to the generosity of several donors—and to the efforts of the Lowe Art Museum—more than two dozen sculptures by respected local, national, and international artists have been placed at key focal points around campus. Varying dramatically in scale and style, these striking outdoor works of art serve to attract, delight, and engage members of the University community and the thousands of people who visit the Coral Gables campus each year. 

The Lowe Art Museum has always had an outdoor sculpture component on the grounds of the Museums. In 2001, the University Administration formally initiated the expansion of this outdoor component to the entire campus that would be professionally managed and coordinated by the Lowe Art Museum staff. The future growth and care of the collection is predicated on the continuing professional management of the collection by our Museum professionals. Through careful evaluation,  the Lowe Art Museum will seek out and acquire new works in various media that will allow the collection continued growth as an important art resource. 
We hope the student and visitor will enjoy discovering the University of Miami’s outstanding collection of outdoor sculptures, which—just like the magnificent natural setting in which they make their home—will continue to grow in the years to come. Please take a look at a small sampling of this collection below.


Olivier Seguin Brote Sculpture

Olivier Seguin, Mexico (born France), b. 1927
Brote [Sprout], ca. 1960

stone, 54 x 33 x 20"
Gift of Esso Inter-America, Inc., 70.024.001
Location: Physics Quadrangle
© Olivier Seguin

John Henry Untitled sculpture photo 

John Henry, United States, b. 1943
Untitled, 1982

metal and paint, 88 x 108 x 64"
Gift of Larry and Pat Stewart, 95.0034.01
Location: Lowe Art Museum
© 1982 John Henry

Jean Claude Rigaud Composition in Circumference sculpture photo 

Jean Claude Rigaud, United States (born Haiti), b. 1945
Composition in Circumference, ca. 1981

steel and paint, 57 x 57 ½ x 27”
Gift of Dr. Maurice Rich, 2003.14
Location: Pentland Tower
© Jean Claude Rigaud

chryssa Large Metal B sculpture photo 

Chryssa, Greece, b. 1933
Large Metal B, ca. 1958

aluminum, 120 x 60"
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Aron B. Katz, 82.0227
Location: Business School
© Chryssa

Joel Perlman Island Star sculpture photo 

Joel Perlman, United States, b. 1943
Island Star, 1990

cor-ten steel, 144" h.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Reiber, 99.0007.01
Location: McArthur Building
© 1990 Joel Perlman

Ralph Provisero Pietra Veloca sculpture photo

Ralph Provisero, United States, b. 1967
Pietra Veloca, 2003

steel and slate, 144 x 144”
In loving memory of Lee Ruwitch from Francien, Robert and Zachary Ruwitch, April 2009, 2009.15
Location: Campus Green
© 2003 Ralph Provisero